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Who won Matthysse vs Pacquiao?
Manny Pacquiao beat Lucas Martin Matthysse by technical knockout in the 7th round on Sunday 15th July 2018 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Jhack Tepora beat Edivaldo Ortega and Moruti Mthalane defeated Muhammad Waseem for the IBF World Flyweight belt.
Matthysse vs Pacquiao stats
Lucas Martin Matthysse stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Manny Pacquiao made his way to the ring with a record of 59 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, with 38 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Matthysse had a large advantage in power over Pacquiao, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Pacquiao's 64%.
Lucas Martin Matthysse was the younger man by 4 years, at 39 years old.
Matthysse had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pacquiao. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Lucas Martin Matthysse fought out of the orthodox stance, while Manny Pacquiao was a southpaw.
Matthysse was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 9 year and 4 months later than Pacquiao, whose first professional fight was in 1995. He had fought 302 less professional rounds, 196 to Pacquiao's 498.
Manny Pacquiao was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Matthysse vs Pacquiao form
Matthysse had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Tewa Kiram on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Emmanuel Taylor on 6th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Viktor Postol on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had beat Ruslan Provodnikov on 18th April 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
He had won against Roberto Ortiz on 6th September 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
Pacquiao had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Keith Thurman on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adrien Broner on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Lucas Martin Matthysse on 15th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Before that, he had lost to Jeff Horn on 2nd July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.
Hehad won against Jessie Vargas on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Manny Pacquiao had been fighting more than Lucas Martin Matthysse.
Going to this contest, Lucas Martin Matthysse had last fought 4 years, 3 months and 27 days ago, while Manny Pacquiao's last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 4 days ago.
Matthysse's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Pacquiao's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Matthysse vs Pacquiao start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 2:00 AM UTC at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Matthysse vs Pacquiao?
Lucas Martin Matthysse was a 47/25 (+188) underdog going into the contest, while Manny Pacquiao made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-227) with oddsmakers.