Pacquiao vs Matthysse: live updates, round by round scores and results, undercard

    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is set to reclaim his lost glory as he slugs it out against the Argentine Champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Welterweight title today, July 15, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Pacquiao vs Matthysse: live updates, round by round scores and results, undercard
    Photo Credit: Twitter/Golden Boy Boxing

    The 39-year-old Pinoy boxer (59-7-2 win-loss-draw record), coming from a very sorry lost against Aussie Jeff Horn in 2017 said that he’s not done fighting yet and has few more years left in his tank. He admitted however, that the fight result against 35-year-old Matthysse (39-4-1) can bring him to contemplation.

    UPDATE: Pacquiao wins WBA Welterweight title with 7th round KO of Matthysse

    This will be the first time that Pacman will be fighting without his great mentor Freddie Roach. Pacquiao will be relying heavily on his long-time buddy and Roach’s assistant, Buboy Fernandez.


    While most of the analysts and boxing enthusiasts are in favor of Pacquaio to win the fight for his experience and speed, it challenges Matthysse to showcase his skills especially his heavy right hand.

    The bout will also feature Filipino fighters in the undercard. Cebu City-based Jhack Tepora will face Edivaldo Ortega of Mexico for the interim WBA featherweight championship while Juan Miguel Elorde opened the international telecast against Ratchanon Sawangsoda of Thailand bright and early at 7 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Philippine time).

    'Fight of the Champions' summary and result:

    Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) Lucas Matthysse (39-4-0 (36 KOs) WelterweightPacquiao, TKO in Round 7
    Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs) Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) Featherweight Tepora, TKO in Round 9
    Carlos Canizales (20-0-1 (16 KOs) Bin Lu (1-0, 1 KO) Junior flyweight Canizales, TKO in Round 12
    Juan Miguel Elorde (25-1, 13 KOs) Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-2, 12 KOs) Junior lightweight Elorde, TKO in Round 3
    Theena Thayalan (5-0, 2 KOs) Siddharth Varma (4-1, 1 KO) Welterweight Split Draw
    Moruti Mthalane (35-2, 24 KOs) Muhammad Waseem (8-0, 6 KOs) Flyweight Mthlane via UD 

    Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse Round per Round results:

    1 Pacquiao is aggressive and imposed speed. Matthysse was struggling. Pacquiao
    2 Another good round for Pacquiao. He controlled the fight. Matthysse looks hesitant to attack. Pacquiao
    3 Pacquiao knocked down Matthysse with 30 seconds into the round. Pacquiao
    4 Matthysse is slower and can't land a clean shot. Left jab to the head from Pacquiao rocks Matthysse. Pacquiao
    5 Pacquiao knocked down Matthysse for the second time. Pacquiao
    6 Total domination of Pacquiao in Round 6. Pacquiao
    7 End of bout! Pacquiao knocked down Matthysse. Pacquiao

    Can Manny Pacquiao finish Lucas Matthyse and revamp his career? Or will Matthysse score a big upset? We've asked our followers on Twitter on what will be the outcome of the fight today, and here's the result.

    — The Summit Express

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