Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas combat for Ugas’ WBA “tremendous” welterweight title in the primary occasion of Saturday’s PPV card on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), 42, a senator in his house nation of the Philippines, hasn’t fought since defeating Keith Thurman by break up resolution in July 2019. Saturday evening’s bout will be the final combat of his Corridor of Fame profession — if he follows by means of together with his intention to run for president.
Pacquiao received this WBA belt together with his victory over Thurman, however he was stripped in January resulting from inactivity. Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs), 35, of Cuba, then the WBA secondary titleholder, was elevated to full titlist. Now Pacquiao needs his title again, and if he is profitable, he’ll grow to be the one fighter to win a welterweight title 5 instances.
Ugas, who was scheduled to combat on the undercard, stepped in for the injured Errol Spence Jr. to face Pacquiao on solely 11 days’ discover. He misplaced a detailed resolution to Shawn Porter in 2019, however has since received three consecutive fights.
Within the co-main occasion, former champions Robert Guerrero and Victor “Vicious” Ortiz will meet in a 10-round welterweight battle.
Observe dwell as Mike Coppinger recaps all of the motion from Las Vegas all through the evening.
Combat in progress: Mickel Spencer vs. Eliseo Villalobos, 4 rounds, lightweights
Nonetheless to return:
Title combat: Yordenis Ugas vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12 rounds, for Ugas’ WBA “tremendous” welterweight title
Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz, 10 rounds, welterweights
Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, 10 rounds, featherweights
Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon, 10 rounds, featherweights
John Dato vs. Angel Antonio Contreras, 6 rounds, featherweights