“It’s Not Hard for Me” – Manny Pacquiao Talks About Changes in Fight Camp for Fighting Yordenis Ugas

Published 08/18/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
GENERAL SANTOS, PHILIPPINES – MARCH 04: Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session on March 4, 2014 in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao will fight for WBO welterweight championship rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)


The greatest and the most respected boxing icon of all time, Manny Pacquiao, will finally storm into the squared circle this weekend. He will enter a gratifying 12-round showdown with the WBA welterweight super-champ, Yordenis Ugas, and will look to secure a stupendous win.

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Earlier, he was set to face the WBC and IBF welterweight king, Errol Spence Jr. However, as ‘The Truth’ withdrew, Ugas took up the charge and got ready to face Manny Pacquiao on short notice.

Recently, the Filipino Senator, who was in an exclusive interview with Fight Hub TV, revealed whether he faced any problems while bringing changes to his fight camp for ’54 Milagros’.

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“It’s not hard for me. In just in a two days adjustment. I (was) able to adjust right away because I’ve been fighting right-handed so, it’s not difficult, really difficult unless you’re fighting a right-handed and then it switched to left-handed,” he said.

Pacquiao is one of the most terrifying southpaws and his vicious punching power has been evident over the course of time. With that, in his above statements too, ‘Pacman’ didn’t seem tensed about facing an orthodox opponent in Ugas.

Also, he got a bit of time to bring changes in his fight camp after Spence Jr. pulled out. Considering that, it’s safe to admit that Manny Pacquiao will enter the ring on Saturday in his true element.

Can Manny Pacquiao smother Yordenis Ugas?

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While Manny Pacquiao hasn’t been an active fighter in the past couple of years, Ugas has constantly fought and has bagged the champ status in the 147-pound division.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao blows a kiss to the crowd as he celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

That said, inactivity can hamper ‘Pacman’s performance as he’s not developed that hang of the ring. However, he’s put in a tremendous amount of hard work in his training and is highly confident of presenting something special.

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It’ll be interesting to see how the Filipino boxing legend proves his mettle on August 21.

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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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