Unheralded Yordenis Ugás Confident to Rising in Next Week Fight

Unheralded Yordenis Ugás Confident to Rising in Next Week Fight Photo: TT
Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas during the Fox Sports PBC PPV press conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, August 18, 2021 | Photo by: Scott Kirkland

Boxing fans can’t hide their excitement on the upcoming Pacquiao-Ugas fight on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas has replaced Errol Spence Jr. after the latter was not allowed to continue the fight because to a torn retina. On August 18, the Cuban boxer had faced the People’s Champion, Manny Pacquiao during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Ugs, who is currently holding the WBA “super” welterweight title, remained unbeaten, and Pacquiao will challenge Ugs for the title. When asked about the upcoming fight, Ugs told the press that to fight against a true legend in boxing feels great. When he was offered to replace Spence Jr., he didn’t hesitate to agree.

Before Spence’s untimely exit on the match, Ugas is supposed to fight against Fabian Maidana in the undercard. Unfortunately, Madiana was also forced to discontinue his fight with Ugs because he suffered a similar injury as Spence Jr.

Ugs also mentioned that this is a great opportunity for his career. It is noted that Ugs is a bronze medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Although considered an underdog, he is determined that he will send Pacquiao to his retirement. He threatens that he will ensure to wreck Pacquiao’s plans in the ring and their fight would be Pacquiao’s last fight.

Pacquiao’s recent fight was in July 2019, where he defeated Keith Thurman, while Ugs’ most recent fight was in September 2020, defeating Abel Ramos for his secondary welterweight title.

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