The former world champion in eight different weight division Manny Pacquiao entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 59-7-2 (38 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since July 2, 2017 when he was defeated by Jeff Horn (Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn). Before this bout ‘Pac Man’ had beat Timothy Bradley Jr (Pacquiao vs Bradley 3) and Jessie Vargas in 2016 (Pacquiao vs Vargas).
His opponent, the world champion in two different weight classes Lucas Martin Matthysse, has an official record of 39-4-0 (36 KOs=92%) and he entered as the No.13 welterweight in the world. He lost to Viktor Postol in 2015 (Matthysse vs Postol) but then he has beat Emmanuel Taylor (Matthysse vs Taylor) and Tewa Kiram (Lucas Martin Matthysse vs Tewa Kiram). Pacquiao vs Matthysse is valid for the WBA World welterweight title (Matthysse’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Division: welterweight (147 lbs, 66.7 kg)
Title: WBA World welterweight title
Pacquiao’s previous fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn
Matthysse’s previous fight: Lucas Martin Matthysse vs Tewa Kiram
Pacquiao’s next fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner
Pacquiao vs Matthysse full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Dailymotion and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
12 comments on “2018 BOXING fight – Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse – full fight Video WBA”
I hope you’ve got that tax bill paid off soon, champ. You really deserve a retirement.
Totally agree with that. I invite you to read the article I posted up there.
Thanks for the link, Olivier. Excellent article — just the kind of thoughtful, morally-alive writing on boxing that I like to read.
Manny is trapped. What a grotesque situation. No promoter should be willing to serve him up to young champions at this stage. Certainly not Spence or Crawford.
Also sad to see the proud Matthysse reduced to his “opponent” status.
This is a young man’s sport, the very occasional Bhop or comeback Foreman notwithstanding.
Very enjoyable fight, well done Pac
Manny’s speed. Wow!
Manny looked decent all things considered, however he had a guy in front of him offering about as much resistance as a heavy bag. The outcome shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. Quite frankly I thought Matthysse looked lousy and pretty well finished the last time that I saw him fight almost three years ago when he got knocked out by the light hitting Postol.
yea he looked the same in his last fight till he got the KO. the malasian fans loved it tho. hopefully we c him vs loma next. Arguably the biggest fight in boxing right now.
Please be so kind to post again the video of this fight. It is one I was really waiting for but unfortunately is not available anymore.
New video posted;-) thanks tango2042
Thank you very much host for the new and good video you provided.
“Nobody should be fooled into thinking this is anything close to the 28-year old version of the Pacman, but the reality is that some will. More than enough to help create the demand and excitement for the kinds of fights against the kinds of opponents who will make Pacquiao look closer to 58 than 28. A highlight reel featuring Pacquiao dropping Matthysse repeatedly is exactly what’s needed to help sell a fight against Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko, or any of the welterweights du jour on the Haymon side of the tracks.(…) Every legendary fighter the sport has ever seen has always had that one last night in which they turned back the clock and looked great. (…) In each instance, the fighter was heralded as being “back,” but in each instance, it simply opened the door for one last frightful beating, and a sad ending in the ring.”
He just won over Adrien Broner convincingly last night (January 19, 2019) how about that?