Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugas; not yet in his last fight

The only 8-time division world champion in boxing history, the incumbent Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugás by unanimous decision on Saturday night, Aug. 21, 2021, (Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22, Philippine time) in Las Vegas.

The WBA world welterweight challenger Pacquiao throws more punches than Ugás. But Ugás’ fewer, more quality jabs make Pacquiao struggle hard to counterblow.

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Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugas

Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugas: Could this be Pacquiao's last fight?
Sen. Manny Pacquiao during weigh-in with 146 lbs.

Two judges score 116–112 in favor of Ugás, while the third judge scores 115–113 for Ugás.

The Cuban professional boxer, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, and the defending WBA world welterweight champion Ugás, 35, said via his translator that Pacquiao was a “great competitor.” He also said he came to this fight “to show I am [Ugás ] the champion of the WBA.”

Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugas: Could this be Pacquiao's last fight?
Yordenis Ugás during weigh-in with 147 lbs.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao, 42, said he has no decision yet if he will fight again. He also did not confirm whether he would run for the presidency in 2022.

After his longest hiatus from the boxing ring, Pacquiao’s performance against Ugás quiet shows a lackluster, unremarkable bout. RQJ


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