Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Matthysse on KO defeat to Pacquiao: It was my turn to lose

Matthysse on KO defeat to Pacquiao: It was my turn to lose

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.

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will be broadcasting live the "Fight of Champions" boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse for the first time on TV1 and myFreeview channels at RTM HD 111 channels tomorrow.

"It was a long time ago since I've done that".

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"I have no regrets that I came earlier to watch the fight".

The 35-year-old had no answer to the speed of Pacquiao and went down again in the fith, before a right-left combination finished him off two rounds later.

"I'm surprised I knocked Matthysse down in the third, fifth and seventh". "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose - today was my turn to lose, but I lost against a great champion and a legend".

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Duterte added that he will take inspiration from Pacquiao's triumph when he holds a dialogue with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Pacquiao rebounded from his disappointing loss previous year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a backseat to his political life as a Filipino senator. A huge fight against a legend like Manny Pacquiao is his opportunity to get up and shock the world by being a ring legend and defending his WBA belt in the process. "When I saw Manny's story, coming from the streets, I thought one day I could be like that and this is the first step to that dream", he said.

Lu was felled near the end of the 11th round for the first time in his short pro career.

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