Matthysse calls it quits

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ World Cup no biggie for USA Basketball 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 MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lucas Matthysse, left, of Argentina falls after receiving a punch by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.  APAs it turns out, it is Lucas Matthysse who is retiring after his WBA welterweight title bout with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao last month.The Argentine, who claimed he would beat Pacquiao into retirement, announced in an Instagram post his decision to end his career at the age of 36.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He was decked three times by Pacquiao in their July 15 match at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur en route to losing by technical knockout after taking a wicked right uppercut in the seventh round.“Today I decide to hang up my gloves because another stage in my life is coming,” added Matthysse, who reportedly earned his biggest purse ever from Pacquiao fight amounting to $2 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I am proud that I maintained my career for 10 years at a world-class level, where I fought with the best in boxing and fulfilled my dream of being a world champion,” he said in a post.The soft-spoken Matthysse also thanked the sport for “changing my life.”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’He rode into the sunset with 39 wins, 36 by way of knockout, and five losses.His career was marked by spectacular KO wins—albeit over lesser known foes—and equally stunning defeats to A-listers like Pacquiao, Danny Garcia and Viktor Postol. View commentslast_img read more