Eight division champion Manny Pacquiao looks forward to making a statement in his fight with WBA Welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas on Saturday this weekend August 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 43 year old Pacquiao was initially scheduled to face Unified Welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jr. but the Later pulled out of the fight due to an eye injury, giving room for Ugas, who was to fight in the Co Main event to move up to the Main Event spot.
Manny Pacquiao was last seen in the ring back in October 2019, when he defeated formerly unbeaten WBA champ Keith Thurman to win the title. However, due to his time away from the ring, he was stripped of the title and Ugas was upgraded to a full champion in January.
Pacquiao, who has seen many wars will go into this one with intentions of reclaiming the title and believes his team, he is capable of achieving victory on Saturday.
“I feel great. My team has full confidence in my capabilities even at 42 years old and they note that I still have what it takes to face elite caliber opponents. Although the recuperation period of a 42-year-old may not be the same as a 25-year-old fighter, I still love what I am doing. I’m enjoying training and I’m learning more about myself everyday,” Pacquiao told Betway.
Pacquiao also added that he is ready for anything bearing in mind that, this fight could be his last fight in the squared circle.
“Everything is top secret, of course. I’m training and challenging myself daily and I am inspired to perform at my best owing to the fact that this might be my last fight. I’ve never given predictions. I always climb the ring ready and prepared for everything.
“Everything is at stake as this might be my last fight. I might as well finish the race with a spectacular performance. Legacies are subjective to the minds of the fans. Of course, a win for me after so long out would be very grand for my country and family.”