He is now the WBA welterweight champion.
KUALA Lumpur-His strength emanates from the Supreme Being but all his achievements are the fruits of hard work and dedication to his sport.
Muscat: Philippines barely registered any crimes during the recent title fight between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse, the Philippine News Agency announced. I really love to fight and bring honor to my country.
'I believe I still have two or three fights left in me'.
Unable to gain a foothold against Pacquiao's swarming attacks, Matthysse (39-5-1) looked to land on the counter but was forced to take a knee towards the end of the fifth round when he was visibly shaken by a right hook to the temple. "Pacquiao showed during his training, one is bound to fail", said Romero.
Fortune, a former world heavyweight title contender, cited several great boxers with extended careers like Bernard Hopkins and George Foreman.
"He and his team did lots of sacrifices for this fight", added Romero. "Among them is Amir Khan, Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko, but it's not the whole list of possible opponents", said Pacquiao. "I think he's hurting from my punches", said Pacquiao, who hadn't won by knockout since 2009. "Pacquiao was fully focused to the task at hand". "If he wants to come back in boxing let's do a second one", he grinned.
Mayweather beat Pacquiao via unanimous decision in Las Vegas three years ago. "Boxing is my passion and I would be lonely if I quit boxing", he told reporters.
'I have the belt, so it's up to him.
'If Mayweather comes back to boxing there is a possibility of a rematch, ' he said.
The Brit has expressed an interest in big-money fights, as well as a desire to become a world champion again. Pacquiao might be lured by a lucrative share of revenues.
Khan fights Samuel Vargas in his next outing, while Top Rank boss Bob Arum admitted he would need to sit down with Pacquiao before deciding who his fighter should face next.
But for now, the man who may run for President will return to his day job in the Senate where his inbox has been filling up while he was away.