“Let’s Make the Fans Happy” – Manny Pacquiao Talks on Fighting Yordenis Ugas

Published 08/11/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


On August 21, Manny Pacquiao will make his much-awaited ring appearance against the WBA welterweight super champ, Yordenis Ugas. Earlier, the veteran was set to collide with the WBC and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr. on the same date. However, as ‘The Truth’ suffered an injury, he had to pull out of the contest.

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This certainly left the fans disheartened, as they felt Pacquiao would be left in limbo. But the 42-year-old opted to take a short-notice replacement. That said, he finally got a worthy contender in Ugas, and now, he’s all set to test himself in deep waters.

Recently, ‘Pacman’ interacted with ESNEWS and spoke about the entire matter and his upcoming fight with ’54 Milagros’. When asked about what message he would give to Errol Spence Jr., he said, “I’m praying for him. I’m praying for him for fast recovery.”

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Talking about the fans’ support towards him, Pacquiao said, “I’m so thankful to the fans for always being there and supporting us.”

Finally, he spoke about fighting Yordenis Ugas and detailed what he expects out of the WBA champ. “Oh, just do his job. I’ll do my job, let’s make the fans happy.”

Pacquiao has been out of the sport for over two years now. Despite that, as the Filipino senator wanted the best, he received a fight against ‘The Truth’. However, now, he’ll have to prove his worth against a notable Yordenis Ugas.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas – What can the fans expect?

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Ugas is one elite champ in the 147-pound roster and he holds every weapon in his artillery to stun Pacquiao. Also, he’s on a 3 fight win streak, which will help him gain some confidence.

LAS VEGAS – JUNE 28: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses with his belts after he knocks out David Diaz during the ninth round of the WBC Lightweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 28, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Going all out against a wily offensive veteran like Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao will not be so easy for Ugas. But the short notice nature will make this an open fight.

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It’ll be interesting to see who among the two men claims a vital win and strengthens their resume. How do you envisage the Pacquiao vs Ugas fight ending? Do you think ‘Pacman’ can still turn things around? Or will Yordenis Ugas reign supreme?

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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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