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Yordenis Ugas Says He’s Ready For ‘Twelve Hard Rounds’ W/ Manny Pacquiao

YORDENIS UGAS – 2008 Cuban Olympian, Yordenis Ugas said he’s ready for ‘twelve hard rounds’ with legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Eight-division world boxing champion and Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was supposed to fight WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. but the American fighter withdraws from his fight due to the torn retina in his left eye. Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas was called on short notice to replace him.

Ugas’ original opponent also suffered an injury and was forced to cancel their fight. His bout with the Filipino boxer is almost destined.

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Yordenis Ugas is considered one of the best welterweights in the game. He brought pride to his country after winning bronze in the 2008 Olympic games. He has 3 inches height advantage and 2 inches reach advantage on Pacquiao.

The Cuban boxer said he’s honored to fight Pacquiao and he’s “more than ready to take on this challenge.” In a previous article, Pacman’s trainer Buboy Fernandez predicted the Pinoy boxer will knock out Ugas. He said Pacman is a lot faster and stronger than the younger boxer.

READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao, Ugas Face To Face At Last (Video)

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During the pre-fight press conference on Wednesday, Yordenis Ugas said he’s ready for twelve hard rounds with Manny Pacquiao. He did not promise a KO against the legendary boxer but he is preparing for a daring bout that will go to the judge’s scorecards.

“I have come to prepare for 12 hard rounds,” he said.

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Photo Source: Sky Sports

In a previous article, Yordenis Ugas said he’s 100% certain that Manny Pacquiao can’t knock him out despite coming into their fight in less than two weeks. He said, “I’ve done all the work and preparation. Over these past six years, I’ve really been hitting my stride and I don’t think Manny can knock me out.”

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