Watch Full Video Highlights Of Manny Pacquiao Vs Yordenis Ugas Welterweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Pacquiao Ugas Background Information
Manny Pacquiao battles Yordenis Ugas on Saturday night with hopes of claiming back the WBA “Super” Welterweight Title which was stripped off him due to inactivity and the latter will be making the first defence of the title since upgraded to a full champion in January.
Manny Pacquiao will be making his first appearance since his triumphant display against Formerly unbeaten WBA titlist Keith Thurman, whom he dropped and defeated with a wide unanimous decision back in 2019, about 25 months ago.
Pacquiao was initially scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr today but two weeks ago, Spence was discovered with a torn retina that required immediate surgery during a pre fight testing. That forced “The Truth” out of the fight and left room for Ugas to move up from the co-main event to the main event spot.
Ugas too was initially set to fight and just as Pacquiao lost Spence in the main event, Ugas also did and that would have led to the cancellation of the fight but Ugas and Pacquiao had no choice but to accept the fight on two weeks notice.
Pacquiao 43, will be fighting Ugas who is about 12 years younger than him with a significant size difference. However, Manny Pacquiao has made a career spanning more than two decades, fighting fighters that a significantly higher than him across eight divisions, where he has each won a world title.
The Bookmarkers have Pacquiao booked as a 3-1 favourite to defeat Ugas despite the size and age disadvantages and it’s already fight night, so we will have to wait till the final bell to see, if the booked markers were right about their bookings.