Yordenis Ugas Out-Boxes Manny Pacquiao Over 12 Rounds, Retains WBA World Title

Yordenis Ugas Defeats Manny Pacquiao

Yordenis Ugas was exceptional through 12 rounds against Eight Division champion Manny Pacquiao to retain the WBA “Super” Welterweight Title on Saturday night at that T-Mobile Arena.

Ugas a 3 – 1 underdog was able to defend the title for the first time since it got stripped from Manny Pacquiao and given to him in January. The Cuban went in with physical advantages that worked to his favour, being the taller fighter and with longer reach, was able to keep Pacquiao at arms length and connected lead right hands throughout the fight to secure the win.

Watch Manny Pacquiao VS Yordenis Ugas Full Fight Video Highlights

Pacquiao was fighting for the first time in two years and was last seen in action, when he triumphantly bullied the bigger and formerly unbeaten Keith Thurman to win the WBA Belt and due to his inactivity, got stripped and the belt handed to Ugas.

However, Manny Pacquiao was scheduled to fight against the IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr on Saturday but that didn’t materialise as the latter was diagnosed with an injury and had to pull out as the surgery and full recovery couldn’t be achieved within 2 weeks.

Ugas too was scheduled to fight in the Co-Main event but his opponent too pulled out almost at the same time and to savage the card, a fight between the upgraded champion and the “Champion In Recess” made perfect sense, as Pacquiao was advocating for his status to be reinstated ahead of his showdown with Spence Jr.

“I’m very excited,” Ugas told FOX Sports’ Jordan Plant after earning the biggest victory of his 11-year career. “First of all, I wanna thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this moment in this ring today. I told you I’m the champion of the WBA and I showed it tonight.”

The Judges allocated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the Fox Sports Pay-Per-View scored the fight Dave Moretti (116-112), Patricia Morse Jarman (115-113) and Steve Weisfeld (116-112) for Ugas.

The scoring was also supported by Compubox, who attributed Ugas with landing 21 more punches than Pacquiao. They also recorded for Ugas more power punches and jabs than Pacquiao.

Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) 35, opted to go professional after picking up a bronze medal back in 2008 Olympics a bad to move over to Miami to make his dream come true.

 

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