- Pacquiao stops Matthysse in seventh for first KO since 2009
- Filipino, 39, captures Matthysse’s WBA welterweight title
- Pacquiao scored knockdowns in second, fifth and seventh
Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh round knockout to claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
The 39-year-old Filipino boxing legend looked focused and busy from the opening bell and had the 15,000 fans at the Axiata Arena on their feet when he sent his Argentine opponent to the canvas three times with an array of clubbing blows.