“Everything Is at Stake”: Manny Pacquiao Aiming “Spectacular Performance” Against Yordenis Ugas

Published 08/17/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


This weekend, the hardcore lovers of boxing will witness one of the biggest stars in Manny Pacquiao return to the ring. The boxing icon will make a return to the game after a whopping 2-year layoff. Earlier, he was set to face the WBC and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr. in this ring appearance. But now, he’ll lock horns with the WBA welterweight super-champ, Yordenis Ugas.

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Despite a change in opponents, the hype behind ‘Pacman’s return is the same and fans want to see him fight at his best. Moreover, as this might be the 42-year-old’s last bout, Manny Pacquiao will want to make this fight worth remembering for himself and his fans.

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In an exclusive conversation with Betway, Pacquiao recently addressed the concern of whether this will be his last fight. He said, “Everything is at stake as this might be my last fight. I might as well finish the race with a spectacular performance.” (h/t ESPN Ringside)

‘Pacman’ took his last fight in 2019 against Keith Thurman. In this fight, he fought for the WBA welterweight (super) strap and claimed a split decision win. Subsequently, the WBA stripped him off the belt because of inactivity.

Now, on Saturday night, he will have the opportunity to reclaim his belt. Furthermore, with Manny Pacquiao’s above comments, it seems that the fans are in for a real treat.

Is Manny Pacquiao capable of fighting even further?

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Manny Pacquiao, in his illustrious career stint, has rolled out some fiery performances to allure one and all.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

But, as age is considered a vital factor, the boxing legend should take it into consideration. However, his decision to sign off from the sport or keep fighting will principally depend on his fight against Yordenis Ugas.

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If he attains a sensational win and feels that he has more in the bag, then the fans might get to see Pacquiao fight even more. It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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