Manny Pacquiao (Top Rank)
Top Rank on ESPN+ Results: Pacquiao Absolutely Dominates Matthysse, Tepora Scores Stoppage Victory
On Sunday, July 15, Top Rank traveled to the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for Pacquiao vs. Matthysse.
In the night’s main event, WBA world welterweight titleholder Lucas Martin Matthysse couldn’t make the first defense of his title against legendary Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. “Pacman” returned to the ring for the first time since losing a contentious decision to Jeff Horn in 2017.
The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+, Canal Space (Latin America) and Main Event (Australia).
Manny Pacquiao def. Lucas Martin Matthysse by TKO (left uppercut). Round 7, 2:43 – WBA world welterweight title
Jhack Tepora def. Edivaldo Ortega by TKO. Round 9, 2:38 – interim WBA world featherweight title
Carlos Canizales def. Bin Lu by TKO (punch). Round 12, 2:59 – WBA world light flyweight title
Moruti Mthalane def. Muhammad Waseem by unanimous decision (116-110, 114-113, 114-113) – vacant IBF world flyweight title