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Mike Tyson has his say on Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse

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Former legendary boxing star Mike Tyson has let the world of boxing know that he is still an avid fan of the game he used to rule as he gave his personal analysis on the Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse fight over the weekend.

The former icon took to Instagram video to provide a quick review to his millions of followers, showering much praise for the victor, Manny Pacquiao.

The 39-year-old rolled back the years as he put in a mightily impressive performance over a potentially tricky and troublesome Matthysse.

Pacquiao, who has also created a name for himself in politics as the senator of the Philippines, showed he still has plenty left in the tank as the 4th ranked pound-for-pound boxer of all-time secured victory with a seventh-round stoppage over the big-hitting Matthysse.

So impressed by Pacquiao's 60th professional victory of his career, ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson dedicated a post on his official Instagram account to the Philippine star.

Tyson, whose majestic CV boasts the title of the youngest heavyweight world champion in history, thinks Pacquiao can still trouble the best around.

“I saw the Pacquiao-Matthysse fight. Manny Pacquiao has still got it," Tyson said. "He moved really good. Fast jab. Moving fast. Half of Manny Pacquiao is enough to beat most of the good fighters out there now. He looked really good last night.”

Very kind words from the boxing legend...

The big question that remains now is: who will Pacquiao fight next?

Will the 39-year-old be up to the challenge of facing one of the world's current top boxers in Vasyl Lomachenko or Terence Crawford?

Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse - WBA Welterweight Title Bout

Or will he decide to play it a slightly safer and go for someone like Amir Khan, whose speculative fight could potentially boast more of a financial reward?

Immediately after the fight on Saturday, he didn't rule out the possibility of facing Floyd Mayweather again, although that remains an unlikely prospect.

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