Last night (Sat. July 15, 2018) Manny Pacquiao picked up his first stoppage victory inside the boxing ring since 2009.
He defeated Lucas Matthysse via seventh round TKO. The 39-year-old’s last knockout occurred back in November of 2009 when he finished Miguel Cotto in the 12th round.
“Pac-Man” has now won three of his last four fights inside the ring. His last defeat came in July of last year when he dropped a controversial unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in Australia. He lost the WBO welterweight championship as a result.
Pacquiao’s victory over Matthysee last night won him the WBA welterweight crown. Check out some highlights from the bout below:
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 15, 2018
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) July 15, 2018
Vintage performance from Pac-Man 🥊 pic.twitter.com/5dXBSlQ2h4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 15, 2018
The undercard results can be found here as well:
- Moruti Mthalane def. Muhammad Waseem via unanimous decision (114-113, 114-113, 116-110) – won IBF flyweight title
- Carlos Canizales def. Lu Bin via R12 TKO (2:59) – retained WBA light flyweight title
- Jhack Tepora def. Edivaldo Ortega via R9 TKO (2:38) – won interim WBA featherweight title