“You Can Control the Fight” – Manny Pacquiao Details the Importance of Speed and Power

Published 08/18/2021, 9:32 AM EDT
GENERAL SANTOS, PHILIPPINES – MARCH 04: Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session on March 4, 2014 in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao will fight for WBO welterweight championship rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)


After a long two-year hiatus, Manny Pacquiao will appear in the ring to resurrect his professional boxing stint. The legend will lock horns with Yordenis Ugas, the WBA welterweight super champion. This fight abruptly came to fruition after Errol Spence Jr. pulled out of his fight against Pacquiao because of an injury.

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Despite the change in opponents, ‘Pacman’ is seemingly ecstatic about this fight, as it’s his biggest opportunity to go big. Recently, he exclusively interacted with Fight Hub TV, wherein he spilled the beans on his speed and power.

He said, “You know, in a boxer, if you have speed and power, you can use it in all your opponents. It’s your advantage because you can control the fight, you can easily control the fight and whatever you want to do, you can make it right away because it’s easy to see how to do it because you’re fast, you can move.”

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In his illustrious career span, ‘Pacman‘ has relied heavily on his power and movements. Combining these, the 42-year-old has witnessed paramount success, and in this fight too, the fans can expect him to do the same.

Also, the southpaw boxer had to bring in a few changes to his fight camp because of the change in the opponent. However, as he’s known to make changes mid-fight, it’s quite clear that he had plenty of time to prepare for a new opponent.

Will Manny Pacquiao really fight for the last time this Saturday?

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Although Manny Pacquiao is one of the most skilled fighters of all time, he still is in the final strides of his boxing career.

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)

He hasn’t given a firm statement pertaining to his fight with Ugas being his last. But there are high possibilities of him signing off from the sport to carry on his political activities and other social work.

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However, everything depends on how he fares in his fight against Yordenis Ugas. Would you like to see ‘Pacman’ fight even further? Do you think he has a chance to win on Saturday night?

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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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