Pacquiao arrives home after WBA title conquest

 

Pacquiao arrives home after WBA title conquest

first_imgPhilippines’ Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANSINGAPORE — Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back home after a triumphant ring return on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Pacquiao, the newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion, arrived in his hometown of General Santos City Monday afternoon on board a chartered flight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Pacquiao, who is boxing’s only eight-division champion, earned his 60th victory and 12th title overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: San Miguel nears finals return, overcomes Alaska Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The 39-year-old Pacquiao came back from a one-year layoff and scored a TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in the seventh round before a raucous crowd at Axiata Arena.It was Pacquiao’s first knockout win since he beat Miguel Cotto in 2009.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After splitting his last four fights, a vintage Pacquiao finally showed up and Matthysse couldn’t handle the former No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.Pacquiao displayed his blitzing speed and punching power as he knocked down Matthysse thrice.center_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don't miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img

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