Pacquiao Knock Down Mathysse in the Third Round; Round by Round Updates and Results

Senator Manny Pacquiao is fighting for the very first time in Malaysia in front of thousands of Malaysians and Asian fans supporting the fighting lawmaker from the Philippines against the visiting Argentine boxer Lucas Mathysse.

For the first two rounds boxing analysts gave Manny Pacquiao credits for his impressive footworks and body shots as he won the first two rounds of the 12-round-title bout.

In the third round of the game, Manny Pacquiao was able to land a solid blow to the body and face of Lucas Mathysse forcing the world champion for a third round knock down.

Round 1 - Matthysse throws a straight right to the body. Pacquiao clips Matthysse with a left. He gets in a couple more punches as the crowd cheers him on. Right-left and another right-left by Pacquiao. Then Manny goes to the body with the left. Matthysse lands a shot and then Pacquiao answers to the body again. Slapping right by Matthysse. Sweeping right again by Matthysse but that just misses. 10-9 Pacquiao.

Round 2 - Matthysse sticks out the jab then throws a roundhouse right that’s blocked. His next jab connects. Left uppercut scores for Pacquiao. Matthysse with a short combination. Good counter right by Pacquiao. Right hook by Pacquiao as Matthysse was coming in. Straight left down the middle for Pacquiao. Matthysse catches Manny with a left to the forehead. Bit of a lull in the action in the closing seconds. They each throw and miss as the bell sounds. 20-18 Pacquiao.

Round 3 - Left hook and a right hand by Matthysse, both partially blocked. Matthysse gets dropped! An uppercut did the damage. He’s back to his feet as Pacquiao goes for the finish. Pacquiao with another straight left. Matthysse appears to be on solid legs again. Left hand by Matthysse, then Pacquiao retaliates and lands three good shots. He goes to the body from both sides. Pacquiao in a groove right now. Sets up the left with the jab to get Matthysse again. 30-26 Pacquiao.

Round 4 - Matthysse gets in a jab, but his success rate is not high. Pacquiao backs Matthysse up with his left, then keeps Lucas at bay with his own jab. Matthysse jabs Pacquiao twice. Body shots by Matthysse right on the belt line. Left hook by Matthysse. Right hand connects for Matthysse. Beautiful left by Pacquiao. Uppercutt by Pacquiao whiffs but he cracks Matthysse a few more times anyway. Still Matthysse’s best round, though. 39-36 Pacquiao.

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Pacquiao Knock Down Mathysse in the Third Round; Round by Round Updates and Results Pacquiao Knock Down Mathysse in the Third Round; Round by Round Updates and Results Reviewed by Phil Newsome on July 15, 2018 Rating: 5
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