Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight for title bout

Manny Pacquiao works on the speedball

Pacquiao dominated former junior welterweight world champion and reigning WBA welterweight titlist Lucas Matthysse inside Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, eventually stopping him in the seventh round.

Referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to bring a conclusion to the exhibition in the seventh round after Pacquiao had dropped the big-hitting 35-year-old for a third time.

"I hope all Filipinos will watch the fight", said the 39-year-old Pacquiao on the eve of his WBA welterweight title fight against champion Lucas Matthysse, a fringe boxer known for his strong punches and propensity to fight moving forward.

The tattooed Lucas Matthysse poses for
The tattooed Lucas Matthysse poses for

"I came out smoking hot", said Pacquiao who extended his record to 60 wins, seven losses and two draws.

Pacquiao said he worked hard but was surprised by the swift win in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight.

"We have a good president", Pacquiao said amid "Duterte" chants from his supporters who joined him on the boxing ring, including Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald Dela Rosa. "He's a great fighter".

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Fight night action has come thick and fast so far in Malaysia or if you're actually at the fight, fight night morning should we say. "I lost to a great legend".

Dtuerte then hopes that Pacquiao, one of his closes allies in the Senate, will continue to serve as an inspiration to the Filipino people.

First fight is early at 7 in the morning while the main event is expected to be beamed worldwide at 11 am Kuala Lumpur time.

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