Yordenis Ugas Shares an Honest Notion on the Errol Spence Jr. Situation and Fighting Manny Pacquiao

Published 08/11/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


The Errol Spence Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao fight was one of the most hyped contests of 2021. But unfortunately, this contest fell through because the WBC and IBF welterweight champ suffered a retinal eye tear. Despite ‘The Truth’s withdrawal, the event will go ahead with the WBA welterweight super champion, Yordenis Ugas, stepping in on short notice.

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Ugas, who was all set to fight on the Spence Jr. vs Pacquiao co-main event on August 21, will take up the center stage to fight the elite veteran.

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Ahead of that, Ugas detailed his honest opinion on Errol Spence Jr. and his injury. He also showed massive respect to his fellow welterweight stalwart and wished him a quick recovery.

Talking about his fight with the Filipino senator, Ugas said (via Boxing Scene), “It’s an honor to fight the great multiple division world champion, Manny Pacquiao, as I am more than ready to take on this challenge.”

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pacquiao, but I am coming to win this fight. I’ve been in camp working hard with my coach Ismael Salas and I know together we will come up with a masterful game plan to combat anything Manny will bring to the ring,” he said.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas – Are the fans in for a real treat?

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Errol Spence Jr. had to pull out from his impending collision with ‘Pacman’. However, the latter’s fight with Ugas is also expected to be a massive entertainer. Now, both Pacquiao and Ugas, who have been in fight camps for a considerable while, will have to make minor adjustments to face each other.

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)

Given that there will be a world title on the line, the fans are in for a real treat as both the fighters will unquestionably come up with their A-games.

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What do you make of this entire scenario? Do you think Ugas can get past Pacquiao on August 21?

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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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