Boxing experts react to Manny Pacquiao's KO win over Lucas Matthysse

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 15, 2018 06:41 PM
Boxing experts react to Manny Pacquiao's KO win
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, celebrates after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory Sunday with a seventh-round knockout of Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years, that will help revive his career.(AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)

Sunday night at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, people were treated to a vintage performance by Manny Pacquiao, as he appeared to turn back the clock in his seven-round domination of Argentina's Lucas Mattyhsse to capture the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship. 

It was Pacquiao's 60th career win and his eleventh run as a world champion, but more impressive is how he got there. 

For the first time in nine years, Manny Pacquiao scored a knockout. 

And while it was indeed a fight for the books for Manny, it doesn't change the fact that he's 39 years old and nearing the end of his long and storied boxing career, one that will go down in history as one of the best. 

A number of veteran boxing analysts and journalists took to Twitter to give their two cents on Manny's latest performance. 

The reaction to the knockout was pretty much the same, one of surprise and excitement:

 Manny's 60th professional win and his first knockout in nearly a decade was certainly something to talk about. 

 

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