Manny Pacquiao, Yordenis Ugas, and Others Send Love to Errol Spence Jr for a Speedy Recovery

Published 08/11/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Jack Reiss in in the ring with Erroll Spence Jr. after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. could have unveiled a historic clash against each other. Unfortunately, following a retinal injury to his left eye, Spence Jr. has pulled out from the fight. This sudden derailment was quite frustrating to grasp. However, given the medical setback, it was the only option as he wouldn’t have been able to fight ‘Pac-Man’ at a 100%. Hence, WBC-IBF titlist Errol Spence Jr. will only return to the ring, after complete recovery.

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Meanwhile, several of Spence Jr’s top-tier rivals and contemporaries have already sent their best wishes to him. Following the outbreak of Spence Jr’s injury reports, Manny Pacquiao, Yordenis Ugas, Vergil Ortiz Jr, and several other boxers took to social media and offered their support towards the undefeated champion.

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August 21 will still see Manny Pacquiao compete for a welterweight world title. Yordenis Ugas will defend his WBA strap against the Filipino star in the main event, and the three-fight card can add one more bout to cement a four-fight PPV event.

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Although the entire boxing world had desired a scrap between Errol Spence Jr vs Manny Pacquiao, the recent changes could be beneficial for Pacquiao’s success. A shift from Errol Spence Jr. to Yordenis Ugas might help the Filipino Senator claim a comeback win.

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WBA champion Yordenis Ugas will enter the biggest bout of his career against ‘Pac-Man’. His 26-4 pro record may not boost his chances of winning to a massive extent. Nevertheless, as a win against Pacquiao will take him to sheer heights of success, this added drive can fuel up the Cuban boxer.

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Besides having a few advantages under the physical parameters, Ugas has also been more active than Pacquiao in recent times. While ‘Pac-Man’ will end a two-year-long layoff on the fight night, Ugas will end a hiatus of 11 months.

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But all these features can still fall short before Pacquiao’s impeccable skills and experience. With preparations for Errol Spence Jr. onboard, Manny Pacquiao can bring a very tough challenge to Yordenis Ugas’ title run. Do you think Manny Pacquiao will beat Yordenis Ugas?

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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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