Â Whether he should take on those guys or not is another question entirely, but this version of Pacquiao hardly looked like a boxer ready to quit. Not only did Matthysse's reputation for being a vicious power puncher fail to materialize in this fight, which was contested on Sunday morning in Asia, the stigma which has followed him as a bit of a frontrunner became true. We will have round-by-round updates of Pacquiao vs. A farewell fight in the Philippines, where Pacquiao last fought 12 years ago, against a benign opponent would be a fitting farewell for a boxing legend and spare him from defeat against a younger opponent. He boxed at a middle distance, and was a sitting duck for most of the bout.
Round 3: Two hard punches to the body from Canizales. Matthysse hardly looked like his best self, which does make Pacquiao's true form hard to gauge, but he at least looked supremely fit and hungry for more. FanSided scored it: Pacquiao 10-9, 40-35 Pacquiao after 4 rounds Round 5 CompuBox had Pacquiao out-landing Matthysse in each of the first four rounds. Lucas Matthysse 12 rounds, welterweights ; Jhack Tepora v Edivaldo Ortega 12 rounds, featherweights ; Muhammad Waseem vs. With his head leaning forward over his top foot and his guard way up, Matthysse put himself in the ideal position for a power shot like that, and Pacquiao split the gloves and delivered. Manny remains the aggressor as Matthysse struggles to land the fight-changing power shots. Tepora lands another one to the body, but also eats a right hook from Ortega, and a short uppercut.
However, on April 15, Pacquiao had wrote to social media that he had not decided on who will coach for the bout against Matthysse. Pacquiao got right back to work, scoring with a left uppercut. The referee waved off the fight as Bin had enough. Matthysse landed single-digit punches in 6 of the 7 rounds. Nice right to the body by Matthysse. If he wants to cash in on the victory, he will have to set something up sooner. Remember Pacquiao vs De La Hoya? Left hand by Matthysse, then Pacquiao retaliates and lands three good shots.
Right hook by Pacquiao as Matthysse was coming in. Hard right to the chest from Matthysse. Even if you thought Postol was a live dog, him knocking Matthysse out was not really supposed to be in the cards. Closer than the first round, but probably still one for Pac-Man. Round 7 - Not much happening in the first half-minute. The main event is expected to get underway around 11:30 pm.
He takes some time to recover and then resumes beating up Matthysse. Je eats a hard left hook. Hard right from Canizales and it staggers Bin. It was his best shot of the fight, and Canizales still likely won that round. It was also Pacquiao's first fight since 2001 that did not feature trainer Freddie Roach in his corner — Pacquiao parted ways with Roach in April. He gets backed up and eats hard body shots again.
He still looked to set up his right hand, even as he got peppered by quicker shots, including a left hand to the body that drove him back. Round 4 - Matthysse gets in a jab, but his success rate is not high. The pay-per-view bout, which would likely come at a catchweight, could catapult Lomachenko to stardom in the same way that Pacquiao did by beating an aging Oscar De La Hoya in 2008. All but three of his professional wins have come by stoppage. He split his opponent's guard regularly with combinations down the middle. Short right hook by Manny got the crowd to ooh a little bit.
Tepora is rushing after him now — he wants to finish it. Though we can probably expect the boxers to enter the ring a couple of hours later than those official times. We did a good job in training. Pacquiao in a groove right now. Pacquiao landed 95 of 344 punches 28 percent but was extremely effective with his power shots, landing 79 of 181 44 percent. I've been blessed to make a living discussing things I'd talk about for free. Watch the highlights in the videos below, and at the top of the page.
But, for the reasons listed in this article, I have concerns about tonight. Pacquiao tried to back the champ into a corner, but landed punches even as Matthysse pivoted around the ring. About half a minute later, another hard straight left from Pacquiao. He is listed as a minus-210 favorite. They each throw and miss as the bell sounds.
Pacquiao has his sights set on a 60th career win. But given the circumstances and level of opposition, it's probably not a good time for Team Pacquiao to experiment. Round 5 - Pacquiao pops Matthysse with three quick punches. This will be his first fight since that loss. The card is set to begin at 9 p. When Bin lets up, Canizales throws the jab out and it lands flush.
In round 5, Matthysse took a knee. In the fifth round, amid a typhoon of punches that Matthysse was unable to avoid, Pacquiao stepped back and landed an overhand right. Right-left and another right-left by Pacquiao. Lightning-fast four-punch combo from Pacquiao, who is backing up Matthysse. Styles The onus is on Manny to fight flawlessly. He gave Horn too many chances to steal their attention and their favor. An impressive knock-out of Tewa Kiram in January this year would have done his confidence no harm at all, and Pacquiao will need to rediscover some of his form from yesteryear if he's to out-do defending champion Matthysse.