Manny Pacquiao Considering Rematch with Yordenis Ugas in January 2022 – Ugas Responds

Published 08/26/2021, 2:14 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)


On August 21, one of boxing’s biggest names of all time, Manny Pacquiao made his charismatic ring appearance against the WBA welterweight super champ, Yordenis Ugas. Without a doubt, Pacquiao was a favorite in this clash and his fans seemed eager to see the veteran get his hand raised. But things didn’t go well for the Filipino Senator and he ended up losing this fight.

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Ugas pulled off an upset, and he stood as the better man on fight night. Many boxing pundits expected ‘Pacman’ to hang up his gloves from the sport after this unfortunate loss. But, the 42-year-old has some other plans altogether.

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Speaking exclusively to The Athletic Boxing, Pacquiao asserted, “I’ll think about it because I can’t believe one of the easiest opponents I ever faced did that.” (h/t Michael Benson)

Right from the first gong, Pacquiao looked a bit off track and inactivity was certainly clear in his conduct. He failed to land his best shots on the lanky Ugas and this left the legend jittered.  However, he managed to make the bout competitive in the early going until Ugas took over in the latter half of the fight.

His overall performance wasn’t up to the mark and Ugas was the clear winner of this clash when it was all said and done.

That said, ‘Pacman’ is still keen on booking a rematch as he feels ’54 Milagros’ was one of his ‘easiest opponents’. Looking at the Senator’s comments, Ugas couldn’t keep himself from responding.

Pacquiao is a legend. He is still a great boxer. A man of honor and loved by all. If he wants revenge, with pleasure I would give it to him. I continue to respect and admire him for all he has accomplished in and outside the ring.” he said.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas – Will it really happen?

Though ‘Pacman’ has kept minimal activities in the game over the past few years, he still will be on top of the contention to face Ugas again.

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He’s done so much for the sport and the welterweight division, that no one would think twice about offering him the rematch.

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With that, Pacquiao vs Ugas 2 might come to fruition as the former is extremely motivated to add a win to his name. Would you be interested in seeing Pacquiao vs Ugas 2? What do you make of ‘Pacman’s above comments?

Watch this story – Event Recap: Best Highlights From Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas

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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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