Eight Division champion Manny Pacquiao will be lasing his gloves one more time against Unified WBC & WBO Welterweight champ Errol Spence on the 21st August at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
The 42 year old Filipino Senator will be engaging in what could be one of his last fights as a professional when he steps in the ring with 31 year old Spence, who seems to be owning all the advantages in this anticipated fight. However, this post puts more focus on the fights in the Pay-Per-View undercard.
The main event will no doubt be lit but before then WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas will defend his strap against Argentinian contender Fabian Maidana in the Co-Main Event.
The Olympic Bronze medalist Ugás (26-4, 12 KOs), will be defending the WBA world title for the first time since being elevated to the status of a world champion in January. He is coming into this fight on the back of a victory against Abel Ramos. The Cuban-American was on an eight fight winning streak before losing to former WBC champion Shawn Porter in 2019. His notable victories include Jamal James, Omar Figueroa Jr. , Bryant Perrella, Thomas Dulorme and Ray Robinson.
Maidana (18-1, 13 KOs) has fought his way to the pole position in the welterweight division and stands a chance of becoming the latest world champion from Argentina. Maidana fired through the ranks in the 147 pound division with victories in his first 17 pro fights before losing a Kaisa Parra back in January 2019. He soon got back to winning way with a knockout victory over Ramses Agaton and a unanimous decision over Carlos Cordoba.
Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz will collide in an anticipated battle of brawlers between former champions.
The three time world champion Guerrero (36-6-1, 20 KOs) has operated at a high level for a long time and has battled slight fighters in a long list that includes retired five division champion Floyd Mayweather. Guerrero was able to pick up world titles at Featherweight and super featherweight. Omar Figueroa Jr. is the last opponent to defeat Guerrero and that was back in 2017.
Guerrero has since bounced back from that loss with stoppage wins over Adam Mates and Hevinson Herrera back in March 2019. He most recently defeated Gerald Thomas with a unanimous decision.
Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) will be returning for the first time in three years and his draw with two division champion Devon Alexander back in 2018 was his last appearance. He picked up the welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Andre Berto back in 2011 but ended up losing the belt to Floyd Mayweather.