WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse threw slightly below the weight class average but landed above in total punches (34.4%) and power punches (44.4%). He can be hit, as opponents landed 33% of their power shots.
Pacquiao will challenge Lucas "LaMaquina”Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In addition, in the world championship co-feature, Filipino power puncher Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16KOs) will face Edivaldo "Indio" Ortega (26-1-1, 12KOs) for the vacant WBA featherweight title.Pacquiao and Matthysse are expected to enter the ring at roughly 11:30 p.m. ET.ESPN+ is available to all fans on the ESPN App and ESPN.com.
Pacquiao-Matthysse will cap a full day of boxing on the ESPN family of networks, as Regis “Rougarou” Prograis will defend the WBC Diamond super lightweight title against Juan Jose Velasco, and lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez will face William Silva, live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET