Solis barely beat the count after the second knockdown, causing the referee to stop the fight and award Pacquiao a knockout win. Following his victory over Rios, Pacquiao sought out and ultimately got a rematch with the WBO welterweight champion of the world: Archived March 31,at the Wayback Machine. On January 16, it was first reported that Pacquiao would return to the ring on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. The Ring pound for pound 1 boxer June 7, — December 8, Referee Kenny Bayless began the count, stopping the fight at 2 minutes and 43 seconds after Matthysse spat out his mouthpiece.
The question is, can he return and yet fulfill his duties as a senator in the Philippines?
Boxing career of Manny Pacquiao
I didn't want to make any excuses. So I am working with Bob and Manny is working closely with the senate president to make sure the dates are okay. Vacant Title next held by Edwin Valero. The fight for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight title gave Pacquiao the chance to win a world title in his eighth weight class, the light middleweightor super welterweightdivision. In the eleventh round, Pacquiao's punch caused a deep cut below Barrera's right eye.