“Manny Pacquiao Already Lost to One of My Fighters”- Yordenis Ugas’ Coach Talks About Pacquiao

Published 08/18/2021, 6:53 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)


Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring to fight in another title fight. Previously, he was set to fight against the undefeated boxing sensation Errol Spence Jr. Unfortunately, as ‘The Truth’ pulled out of the fight because of a torn retina, Pacquiao will face the current WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas.

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’54 Milagros’ Ugas, set to fight on the undercard of the Pacquiao vs Spence Jr. fight, got bumped up to the headliner.

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In a chat with ESNEWS, when Yordenis Ugas’ trainer was asked about the fight, he responded, “Manny Pacquiao already lost to one of my fighters, back in Thailand, 1997. So it’s one day in the office.”

“We have so much respect for him, nothing to take away. For me, he is one of the greatest fighters in history. Not the greatest, but one of the greatest. We have to respect him.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao 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)

Finally, Salas predicted an Ugas win and told Manny Pacquiao to prepare for his retirement. Hence, it’s clear that respect outside the ring will not get carried inside the ring in Las Vegas.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas 

The fight, billed as ‘The Legend vs The Olympian’ or, ‘The show must go on’, will see the former eight-division champion of the world, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, box the WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas. It will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 21.

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There is a lot on the line for both the fighters. Manny Pacquiao is looking to make a return with a big win and ascend to the top of the division. Meanwhile, Yordenis Ugas is looking to win his first big fight and establish himself as a champion.

On Saturday, 21 August, we will see both the fighters give it their all to win the belt. Who do you think will get their hand raised at the T-Mobile Arena? ‘Pac-Man’ or ’54 Milagros’?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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