Manny Pacquiao will step into the ring for the first time since July 2019 when he takes on Yordenis Ugas after Errol Spence Jr has picked up an injury.
Pacquiao (67-7-2, 39 KOs), 42, of Kibawe, Philippines, will make his big comeback in August as he faces off against Yordenis Ugas at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
That victory saw Pacquiao claim the WBA (Super) welterweight title until being stripped by the WBA in January 2021 due to inactivity with Yordenis Ugas being elevated to the status of WBA (Super) welterweight champion.
Next month’s winner could look to book a fight with WBO champion Terence Crawford in an attempt to become the undisputed welterweight world champion.
Until then, here’s everything you need to know about Pacquiao vs Ugas.
UPDATE August 16th: Logan Paul was ‘glad’ he fought Floyd Mayweather instead of Manny Pacquiao, according to legendary trainer Freddie Roach.
Manny Pacquiao is ready to turn in a ‘spectacular performance’ against Yordenis Ugasafter dropping a huge hint that he will retire from professional boxing, after Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas.
UPDATE August 11th: Spence Jr has had to pull out from the fight due to a detached retina, Yordenis Ugas is the replacement.
Fans have reacted online to the news that Spence Jr had to pull out of the fight.
UPDATE August 8th: Spence Jr says that he wants to retire Pacquaio on August 21st.
UPDATE August 4th: We have compared the boxing careers of the two fighters.
Vergil Ortiz Jr has said that Spence will be ‘too much’ for Pacquiao on the night.
UPDATE August 3rd: Pacquiao’s manager claims that he does not want to fight Conor McGregor or any other MMA fighter.
UPDATE July 30th: Manny Pacquiao believes a win over Errol Spence Jr will cement his legacy as one of the all time greats.
UPDATE July 20th: Errol Spence Jr has issued a stern warning to Manny Pacquiao.
UPDATE July 14th: YouTube star and professional boxer, Logan Paul, paid a visit to Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing gym recently.
UPDATE July 13th: Mike Tyson insists Manny Pacquiao is capable of pulling off a major upset against Errol Spence Jr.
Mark your calendars! This 12-round welterweight title fight takes place on Saturday, August 21 2021.
The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This will also mark the first time both fighters have fought in the indoor arena.
Pacquiao vs Ugas has not yet been picked up by any television broadcasters in the United Kingdom. FOX Sports, however, will air the fight in the United States.
Here are the stats for both fighters heading into the bout:
Wins by KO: 39
Wins by KO: 12
We will update you as soon as we have more information available.
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