Yordenis Ugas’ Manager Shoots Down Injury Rumors Ahead of the Manny Pacquiao Fight

Published 08/21/2021, 9:16 PM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Yordenis Ugas works out and speaks to the press during the media workout event at Gleason’s Gym on September 5, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


The stage is set for one of the biggest boxing events of 2021 between Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas. In a few hours from now, the pair will lock horns with each other in a gigantic 12-round encounter for Ugas’ WBA welterweight ‘super’ belt. That said, as this fight has all the essential ingredients to stand tall on fans’ expectations, everyone is intrigued to see this duo collide.

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But during the weigh-ins of this epic clash, many boxing pundits and fans observed that Ugas had a slightly injured left bicep. This left everyone in a state of worry and many thought that ’54 Milagros’ might have to pull out of the fight at the last minute.

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However, his manager, Luis DeCubas, who spoke exclusively to Mike Coppinger, cleared the air on this injury and gave an honest notion on the same.

“Ugas is ready to go and he’s coming to shock the world tonight.” claimed DeCubas. The latter even asserted that Ugas is ‘100 percent’ ready for this epic encounter.

This is predominantly the biggest breakthrough opportunity that the Cuban boxer has earned in his boxing stint. Staging a fight with someone as stout as Pacquiao isn’t easy by any means, but ’54 Milagros’ got this vital chance to prove his worth.

Furthermore, this fight will see ‘Pacman’ break his long two-year boxing layoff. Hence, this hands the advantage to ’54 Milagros’ who has been extremely active ever since July 2019.

Can Yordenis Ugas pull off something special against Manny Pacquiao?

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Yordenis Ugas unquestionably has an edge over Pacquiao in physical stature. Also, his skills have been up to the mark over the past couple of years.

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Yordenis Ugas works out and speaks to the press during the media workout event at Gleason’s Gym on September 5, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

However, to defeat someone like the Filipino Senator, Ugas will have to bring in a polished game-plan alongside some top-notch stamina and power.

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He’s definitely capable of shocking the world at the T-Mobile Arena. And since he’s coming into this fight without injuries, Ugas might pull off a huge upset. Following the fans’ observations and his manager’s comments, it’ll be interesting to see how ’54 Milagros’ presents himself in this bout.

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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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