Here’s Manny Pacquiao’s Reaction After Loss to Yordenis Ugas
MANNY PACQUIAO – Filipino boxing legend and senator Manny Pacquiao gave his immediate reaction after losing to Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas.
Pambansang Kamao has been defeated by Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas in their world title showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in LAs Vegas Nevada on August 22, 2021 (Manila Time). The 35-year-old ex-Olympian dominated the second have of their bout.
Yordenis was given just eleven (11) days’ notice for the fight after American boxer Errol Spence Jr. decided to withdraw from it due to an eye injury. He was supposed to fight Fabian Maidana until Fabian pulls out from it due to an injury.
Yordenis Ugas fought Manny Pacquiao toe-to-toe and released jabs which earned him the better of the earlier rounds. When the Filipino boxer attempted a trademark flurry, however, Yordenis caught him with a right hand.
The famous left hand of the 42-year-old boxer hurt Yordenis for the first time in the tenth round but the younger boxer nailed him back. Pacman ended the fight with damage around both eyes. Yordenis secured a victory via unanimous decision with the judges scoring the fight 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.
After their intense fight, Manny Pacquiao admitted that he had a hard time adjusting to Yordenis Ugas’ body style in the ring. He blamed the lack of time to prepare for their bout as the reason for his loss. He also said that his legs felt tight which led him not to move much.
“I had to make an adjustment for [only] a few days. It’s good but that’s boxing…I know I was having a hard time in the ring making adjustments about his style. That was a problem for me because I didn’t make an adjustment right away and my legs were tight. It was hard to move.”
“I’m sorry we lost tonight, I did my best,” he added.
The fighting senator lost the highest-grossing fight of all time to American boxer Floyd Mayweather. Their fight is considered one of the biggest US-based attractions in the boxing scene.
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