A possibility to face a future Corridor of Famer and one among boxing’s all-time pound-for-pound finest would not occur day by day, and even much less typically does such a struggle come collectively 11 days out. However Yordenis Ugas took that chance towards Manny Pacquiao, and successfully defended his WBA welterweight world title on one of many largest levels in boxing.
It is the largest win of Ugas’ profession, which has come a long way from a two-year hiatus. Naturally, the boxing world and a few of its largest followers had been fast to reward Ugas’ efficiency towards Pacquiao, and a few expressed their nice shock that the judges acquired the scorecards proper in handing Ugas a unanimous determination victory.
That group included the opposite fighters who at the moment maintain world titles within the division — Errol Spence Jr., Pacquiao’s initially scheduled opponent, and Terence Crawford.
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) August 22, 2021
👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 congratulations @YordenisUgas
— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) August 22, 2021
The judges did the proper factor !!! Completely satisfied for Ugas. Humble beginnings. Household man. Nice fighter ! Now pay that man !!!!
— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) August 22, 2021
Love each fighters… however Ugas gained that struggle. Congrats
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 22, 2021
Ugas landed the extra vital punches ! Unanimous determination 115-113, 116-112 all 3 @YordenisUgas AND STILL!!!!!!!! That is the second he been ready for! Congrats!!!!
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) August 22, 2021
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) August 22, 2021
For many who thought that the Maywearher-Pacquaio struggle was boring as a result of Manny had a shoulder jury and could not carry out…
Ugas simply did nearly the identical factor: neutralized Pacquaio.
It wasn’t a shoulder damage. It was superior boxing. #PacquiaoUgas
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) August 22, 2021
Timing can beat pace, and counters can work with aggressive fighters, Ugas was properly ready and executed. #PacquiaoUgas
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) August 22, 2021
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) August 22, 2021
Ugas is the true winner tonight! It doesn’t matter what.
— Luis Arias (@LuisCubaArias) August 22, 2021
Acquired Ugas with the win tonight.. #PacquiaoUgas
— Andre Berto (@AndreBerto) August 22, 2021
They may by no means be ANOTHER Manny Pacquiao
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) August 22, 2021
Ugas fought an awesome fights. Props to manny for taking up a tricky problem nonetheless a legend.
— Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (@DannySwift) August 22, 2021