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INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champ

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 11:51 PM December 26, 2018

We continue the countdown with the Filipino boxing legend himself Manny Pacquiao, who made a successful ring return in 2018

After yielding his welterweight title in controversial fashion last year, Pacquiao came back in style.

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Pacquiao showed he still has it with a statement win over Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse five months ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Boxing’s eight-division champion silenced his critics by knocking out Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA title.

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His impressive victory—the 60th of his illustrious career—was also his first stoppage since 2009 back when he scored a TKO over Miguel Cotto.

Pacquiao turned 40 earlier this month but he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon with another fight scheduled next month against American challenger Adrien Broner.

The Broner bout will mark the first time in over two years that Pacquiao fights on US soil.

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