“I Am Going to Give My Best Efforts”- Yordenis Ugas Sends a Stern Message to Manny Pacquiao

Published 08/18/2021, 5:30 PM EDT


Manny Pacquiao has all the reasons and accolades to achieve a notable victory over WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas. Being one of the all-time greatest of the sport, he is rightly the favorite on several parameters that cite him to have an upper hand over Ugas.

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However, numerous factors offer a different scenario. 35-year-old Ugas is on a three-fight win streak and has been more active than Manny Pacquiao in recent times. So, he is confident about displaying his best side and has already shed views on facing ‘Pac-Man’ in his 31st professional appearance.

Before the fight, Ugas connected with the fans in an open press meet and addressed several scenarios. One of them was his next fight and ’54 Milagros’ didn’t hesitate to picture his prowess in front of the fans.

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He said, “It means a lot for me to be able to fight Manny Pacquiao and if this is Pacquiao’s last time making his way in the ring, he will fight someone who is of the caliber like me. And we are going to put on a great fight for the fans around the world. But I am going to give my best efforts.”  

Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao has shown interest in matching himself against Errol Spence Jr. in the future. Hence, Ugas can be his ticket to that fight. However, losing against the Cuban boxer will snatch away the chance and bring an unfortunate end to Pacquiao’s stellar career.

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The 12-rounds main event thriller will also craft several potential matchups in the welterweight division. Thus, fight fans cannot afford to blink an eye in the fight.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas- What a fight!

Akin to several gruesome affairs in recent times, Pacquiao vs Ugas has the chance to break umpteen records at the Box Office. Meanwhile, the fight card offers several more bouts that can thrill the fans. The event will happen on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada and will be available live on FOX PPV. Here’s a look at the fight card.

Main Card

Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas, 12 rounds, welterweight – Ugas’ WBA welterweight title

Victor Ortiz vs. Robert Guerrero, 10 rounds, welterweight

Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, 12 rounds, featherweight – WBC featherweight title eliminator

Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon, 10 rounds, featherweight

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Undercard

Frank Martin vs. Ryan Kielczweski, 10 rounds, lightweight

Jose Valenzuela vs. Esteban Sanchez, 8 rounds, lightweight

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Steven Torres vs. Justin Rolfe, heavyweight, 6 rounds

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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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