“You May See Floyd and Pacquiao in an Exhibition” – TMT’s Dejuan Blake Reacts to the Manny Pacquiao Loss

Published 08/22/2021, 5:59 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao fought Yordenis Ugas in a 12-round battle. Yordenis Ugas won the fight on the judges’ scorecards to retain his WBA title. Following the shocker, FightHype caught a reaction from Floyd Mayweather’s cornerman, Dejuan Blake.

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When the interviewer asked Dejuan Blake about any upcoming exhibition fights, he said, “If the money right I guess, as they say. You never know, you may see Floyd and Pacquiao in an exhibition. That’d be dope.” 

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Floyd Mayweather last fought in an exhibition match against Logan Paul on June 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The rules of the bout declared that they would not announce a winner at the end of the fight. However, after eight three-minute rounds, Mayweather clearly outworked and outclassed his taller and stronger opponent.

Since then, ‘Money’ Mayweather has gone back into retirement. Following Pacquiao’s loss, many fight fans predict that the ‘Pacman’ will hang his gloves and pursue his political career.

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The ‘Pacman’ isn’t one to shy away from a tough fight. After his fight against Keith Thurman in 2019, Pacquiao called out Floyd Mayweather for a rematch. Mayweather, in attendance, gave no reaction to the camera fixated on his face. Hence, this shows that Pacquiao would be keen to box ‘Money’.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas 

Pacquiao started off the fight strong and connected well in the early rounds. Unfortunately, as the Philippine senator looked stiff and restricted as the fight progressed, he couldn’t continue in the same vein, allowing Yordenis Ugas to come back strong.

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’54 Milagros’ Yordenis Ugas played a very smart fight and fought at his own pace, thus not allowing Manny Pacquiao to dictate the pace of the fight. However, fighting against an aged and slower Pacquiao definitely helped Ugas.

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Manny Pacquiao will now rest and recover before making any decisions about his future, in and out of the sport. His team will make an official announcement regarding his run for the presidency in the Philippines in around a month’s time.

Who would you like to see Pacquiao fight next? What do you make of Blake’s claims of a potential exhibition bout?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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