Pacman, who is already 39 years old, showed that he still has what it takes to be a world champion, making his opponent drop not once, but thrice in his Round 7 stoppage for his 6th career victory. His last TKO was against Miguel Cotto (12th round) way back in 2009.
Many were surprised by the outcome. The fight seemed very controlled early on. It looked like Pacquiao was just going to cruise through to the last round, until he sent Matthysse sprawling down on the canvass in the third frame.
The internet, of course, had a lot to say about the fight: