Here is what you need to know about Saturday nights event:
12 three-minute rounds in the welterweight division.
The fight will be shown live on Boxnation in the UK at 2am, channel (490 HD 427 SD on Sky) (415 BT HD, 439 SD or TalkTalk 415) (546 Virgin Media) and in the US the fight can be viewed on ESPN+ from 9:00 pm ET.
Fight card- The rundown
Lucas Matthysse vs Manny Pacquiao- WBA ‘regular’ welterweight world title
Matthysse (39-4, 36 KO’s) defends the title he won against Tewa Kiram in January, for the first time, while Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO’s) competes for the first time since losing his WBO welterweight world championship to Australian Jeff Horn in July 2017. Top Rank will have no part in the promotion bar sorting the American broadcasting of the fight, as Pacquiao’s MP Promotions stage the fight.
Carlos Canizales vs Lu Bin – WBA ‘regular’ junior-flyweight world title
Canizales (20-0-1, 16 KOs) defends his WBA secondary world title for the first time since winning it against Reiya Konishi in March of this year. His opponent, Bin (1-0, 1 KOs) is a former 2016 Rio Olympian, who, if he wins he’ll break the record for fewest fights before winning a ‘world’ title, previously set by Vasyl Lomachenko and Saensak Muangsurim at three.
Moruti Mthalane vs Muhammad Waseem– IBF flyweight title
Mthalane (35-2, 24 KO’s) is a former IBF and IBO flyweight world champion, he’s shared the ring with the likes of Zolani Tete who he stopped in five rounds in 2010 and Nonito Donaire who he suffered a defeat against. Waseem (8–0, 6 KO’s) is a former amateur star who turned professional in October 2015.
Jhack Tepora vs Edivaldo Ortega– Interim WBA featherweight title
Filipino Tepora (21-0, 16 KO’s) having held WBO understudy titles while Mexican Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KO’s) competes for his first professional title.
Jayar Inson vs Terry Tzouramanis- Welterweight
Inson (16-1, 11 KO’s) has just one career defeat coming against South African Thulani Mbenge in June 2016 however, the Filipino has won his last three bouts since defeat. Australian Tzouramanis (20-3-3, 3 KO’s) fights out of his home country for the first time.