Yordenis Ugas defeats boxing memoir Manny Pacquiao to expend WBA championship
Taking a fight in opposition to a boxing memoir on correct about two weeks’ word, Yordenis Ugas pulled off an wonderful upset by defeating Manny Pacquiao in an indirectly close, but unanimous resolution to expend the WBA (Massive) welterweight championship.
This bout became purported to be Pacquiao now not easy IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., but Spence became injured earlier this month, elevating Ugas into this fundamental tournament matchup.
This marks Pacquiao’s first fight in two years, final competing in July 2019, the place he dropped Keith Thurman and went on to rating a destroy up-resolution victory to became the original WBA (Massive) welterweight champion.
He became stripped of the belt as a result of inactiveness in January, having never defended the title — thanks, a minimal of in section, to the coronavirus pandemic. The WBA named Pacquiao “champion in recess.”
At the time of now not easy Thurman, Pacquiao became WBA (Abnormal) welterweight champion. Ugas claimed that title with a destroy up-resolution gain over Abel Ramos in September. Upon the stripping of Pacquiao, Ugas became declared the original “Massive” champion.
Twitter gives props to Yordenis Ugas, Manny Pacquiao after Ugas obtained by resolution to expend WBA (Massive) welterweight title
After a certainly feel-out first round, Ugas labored his jab effectively and landed some distinguished body photography in the second round. The third and fourth were close and would perchance well well also possess fallen both system, with the 2 doing some trading in the course of the ring.
By the halfway sign, neither man looked as if it would perchance well well be standing out and be firmly in the lead. Pacquiao landed several true photography in the seventh round, but Ugas persevered to work his jab effectively and give Pacquiao some grief along with his rhythm.
Pacquiao had a wiser time along with his output in the ninth round, but Ugas persevered to give him disorders. Pacquiao threw all he would perchance well well in the 10th, but Ugas didn’t seem like slowing down.
Ugas looked as if it would perchance well well purchase the 11th round off but fired off as noteworthy as he would perchance well well in the 12th, fully outpacing Pacquiao for the closing three minutes and leaving what fundamentally is a controversial resolution in the judges’ hands.
All three judges ended up scoring the bout for Ugas, with two totaling 116-112 and the third scoring the bout 115-113.
Ugas vs Spence would be a cold fight, but I don’t deem it’s one thing I’d be counting down the days for, in my opinion. Massive gain for the Cuban tonight even supposing. #PacquiaoUgas
— BoxingHelenaa (@BoxingHelenaa) August 22, 2021
Pacquiao’s punches recently are a lot love his political actions. Mabagal, ineffective, on the final correct for list #PacquiaoUgas
— rggrn (@rggieee) August 22, 2021
Manny Pacquiao will steadily and with out a terminate in sight be a memoir in boxing and no person would perchance well well purchase that some distance from him 🇵🇭 #PacquiaoUgas
— lala noona 🧈💜 (@soondongiekook) August 22, 2021
Unhappy to behold Pacquiao love that but congrats to Ugas hope to behold him in opposition to Crawford or Spence soon #PacquiaoUgas
— Rocks (@rockswq) August 22, 2021
Positively his age is showing. His coronary heart must be sturdy but he will not be always certainly as hasty as he historic to. You are peaceful a memoir, Pacman! 🇵🇭 #PacquiaoUgas
— Charissa Coleen (@xcharissacoleen) August 22, 2021