Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, and Boxing Twitter Reacts to Yordenis Ugas’ Upset Win Over Manny Pacquiao

Published 08/22/2021, 1:30 AM EDT


Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas unveiled a historic night of action at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both men fired shots from their end and troubled the other for a brief period. However, Ugas did enough to have his hands raised as he retained his WBA welterweight world title via unanimous decision. The judges scored the contest 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112 in favor of the Cuban star.

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Ugas already seemed the winner with a few more rounds left. The end of round ten had Yordenis Ugas’s score at 128 total punches landed as compared to Pacquiao’s 112. While many had envisioned seeing a stoppage, the supreme welterweight fighters took each other to the distance. They left everything inside the ring and stunned the whole combat world.

Manny Pacquiao’s return against Yordenis Ugas also urged several boxers to turn to social media and pose their reaction. Here’s a look at the tweets on Pacquiao vs Ugas.

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The close-contest saw both men unleash violence. However, Yordenis Ugas’ rangy jabs and big-built physique assisted him in overpowering ‘Pac-Man’. Although ‘54Milagros’ took time to make his statement, his crisp body shots and clean punches helped him on the scorecard.

Following a strong start, Pacquiao began to fade away in the later rounds. His desperate attempts to land didn’t bring him much benefit. But Ugas apparently had decoded the winning plan by then. He remained calm throughout and didn’t rush for a stoppage, which ultimately turned fruitful.

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On the biggest night of his fighting career, Yordenis Ugas added a legendary name like Manny Pacquiao to the list of his in-ring victims. Hence, the upcoming journey can bring him the big shots in the welterweight division.

That said, Manny Pacquiao has already proven his worth. As he no longer needs to battle for legacy, the former eight-division champion can now hang up his gloves and ride off into the sunset.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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