Matthysse announces retirement after knockout loss to Pacquiao

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(CNN Philippines, August 2) — Lucas Matthysse has called it a career.

Matthysse made the announcement on his official Instagram account Thursday in his native language.

His recent loss came at the hands of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao who dethroned him as the World Boxing Association welterweight champion in Kuala Lumpur last month.

In his 14-year professional boxing stint, the 35-year-old has tallied 39 wins off 36 knockouts, five losses, and one draw.

Netizens expressed their appreciation to the tough slugger on social media: