Carlos Canizales vs. Lu Bin
Round 1: Bin connects wtith a nice one-two, ending with an overhand right that lands. He eats a pair of jabs, and then a hard, hard left hook. They tie up, and separate. Bin eats ahard, hard hook flush on the jaw when Bin charges straight in. Good first round, but it’s Canizales’.
Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse will meet in a battle for the WBA world welterweight title on Saturday evening. It’s an ESPN boxing card, which begins at 9 p.m. ET with the main event expected to begin no later than 11 p.m., and exclusively streamed on ESPN+.
You’ll have to fork over some cash or take a free trial to see Pacquiao try and win Matthysse’s belt. Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) is an eight-division champion and one of the best to ever compete in the sport, but he’s at the tail-end of his career and is coming off a loss to Jeff Horn, albeit a loss that was controversial at the time.
Pacquiao is heavily favored to take down Matthysse. The co-feature on the card will see Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs) take on Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) for the interim WBA featherweight title.
We’ll have live round-by-round coverage of the main event, with the current bout and round living at the top of this article, while past bouts can be viewed below, as can full results for the ESPN+ card.
Pacquiao vs. Matthysse fight card
Welterweight: Lucas Matthysse (39-4-0 (36 KOs) vs. Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs)
Featherweight: Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs) vs. Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs)
Junior Flyweight: Carlos Canizales (20-0-1 (16 KOs) vs. Bin Lu (1-0, 1 KO)