Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas live results and analysis
Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas fight for Ugas’ WBA “super” welterweight title in the main event of Saturday’s PPV card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), 42, a senator in his home country of the Philippines, hasn’t fought since defeating Keith Thurman by split decision in July 2019. Saturday night’s bout may be the last fight of his Hall of Fame career — if he follows through with his intention to run for president.
Pacquiao won this WBA belt with his victory over Thurman, but he was stripped in January due to inactivity. Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs), 35, of Cuba, then the WBA secondary titleholder, was elevated to full titlist. Now Pacquiao wants his title back, and if he’s successful, he will become the only fighter to win a welterweight title five times.
Ugas, who was scheduled to fight on the undercard, stepped in for the injured Errol Spence Jr. to face Pacquiao on only 11 days’ notice. He lost a close decision to Shawn Porter in 2019, but has since won three consecutive fights.
In the co-main event, former champions Robert Guerrero and Victor “Vicious” Ortiz will meet in a 10-round welterweight battle.
Follow live as Mike Coppinger recaps all the action from Las Vegas throughout the night.
Fight in progress: John Dato vs. Angel Antonio Contreras, 8 rounds, featherweights
Mickel Spencer def. Eliseo Villalobos by unanimous decision
Fight recap coming up …
Still to come:
Title fight: Yordenis Ugas vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12 rounds, for Ugas’ WBA “super” welterweight title
Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz, 10 rounds, welterweights
Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, 10 rounds, featherweights
Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon, 10 rounds, featherweights
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