Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas fight results, highlights: Cuban champ upsets Filipino legend to retain title

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What time is Manny Pacquiao fight UK time?

The Pacquiao vs. Ugas card takes place on Saturday, August 21. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET in the United States and at 2 a.m. google.comManny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas live updates: Start time

Who is winner Pacquiao vs Ugas?

A former Olympic bronze medalist from Cuba, Ugas outlanded Pacquiao by a margin of 101 to 88, according to CompuBox, and landed an incredible 59% of his power shots en route to a unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 116-112). CBS Sports also scored it for Ugas, 116-112. CBSSports.comManny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas fight results, highlights: Cuban champ upsets Filipino legend to retain title

Did Ugas win today?

Yordenis Ugas wins unanimous decision 115-113, 116-112 twice to retain his WBA welterweight belt and possibly send Manny Pacquiao to retirement. The AthleticYordenis Ugas defeats Manny Pacquaio by unanimous decision: Reaction, results and fight card recaps

What channel is Pacquiao vs Ugas on?

Watch the event live online: If you're looking to watch the event, you can watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas and the other fights live on FITE TV ($74.99). google.com[WATCH-TV] Pacquiao vs Ugas Live Broadcast

Two years removed from his last fight, Manny Pacquiao looked all 42 years of his age on Saturday. Now, the living legend must decide whether his boxing future is behind him.

Yordenis Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs), who took the fight on just 11 days' notice after unified champion Errol Spence Jr. withdrew, relied on defense and hard counterpunching to defend his WBA welterweight title and disappoint the pro-Pacquiao crowd inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

A former Olympic bronze medalist from Cuba, Ugas outlanded Pacquiao by a margin of 101 to 88, according to CompuBox, and landed an incredible 59% of his power shots en route to a unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 116-112). CBS Sports also scored it for Ugas, 116-112.

The defeat left Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) unsure about his fighting future as rumors continue to swirl that the Filipino Senator will make a run at the presidency in 2022 for his native country.

"I'm sorry that we lost tonight, but I did my best," Pacquiao said. "I don't know, I don't know. Let me rest first and relax [before] I make the decision of whether I will fight or not. 

"I will make a final announcement [about running for president] next month. I know that I am facing a big problem that's more difficult than boxing but I want to help the people. I want to help them."

Ugas, 35, turned out to be a problem Pacquiao had trouble solving, particularly over the second half of the fight. Fighting behind his high guard, he was defensively responsible enough to prevent Pacquiao from overwhelming him with flashy combinations while slick enough to counter clean with right hands.

More importantly, Ugas was creative and the frustration began to show for Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division champion, who had trouble picking up Ugas' sidearm body shots and looping right hands, which left the "PacMan" with a cut above his left eye and significant swelling below his right by the end of Round 12.

Ugas made the first defense of the title he was upgraded to as full champion during Pacquiao's 25-month layoff. Pacquiao had captured the WBA title in 2019 by outpointing Keith Thurman while Ugas originally held the interim belt.

"I'm very excited but most of all, I want to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this moment in the ring today," Ugas said. "I told you that I'm the only champion of the WBA. He's a great competitor and I have a lot of respect for him but I won the fight.

"The double jab was the lead punch. We only had two weeks of training but I listened to my corner and it all worked out."

Ugas made adjustments throughout to offset the speed advantage of Pacquiao. The living legend blamed the lack of time to prepare for the fight as the reason for his loss after Spence pulled out, needing surgery for a torn retina suffered in training camp.

"I had to make an adjustment for [only] a few days. It's good but that's boxing," Pacquiao said. "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."

Pacquiao did a good job staying with Ugas in the first half by covering up the difficulties he was having with activity. But his output lowered the more frustrated he got as Ugas dared to play chess with the future Hall of Famer while standing right in front of him at close range.

"Now the plan is to unify the title at welterweight," Ugas said. "Everybody said he's the champion but now they know who the real champion is."

CBS Sports was with you throughout the entire way on Saturday, so. be sure to follow along with the live results and highlights below. 

R12: They both raise their arms in celebration and Pacquiao gets picked up despite cuts around both eyes. Give Manny the final round for pressure and the final minute of landing shots, 10-9 (Overall: 116-112 Ugas)

Ugas' length, jab & accurate power punching (59% landed) the difference vs. Pacquiao, who landed just 16% of his total punches. Manny landed 19% in his loss to Mayweather. @PBConFOX pic.twitter.com/SfjqaJZ6Ql

Scorecards: 115-113, 116-112, 116-112 for Yordenis Ugas. It's unanimous and it's an upset. 

I've got it 116-112 for Ugas. 

R12: Another right from Manny. He's letting it all go now. 

R12: Counter jabs from Pacquiao. Good pressure herein final minute. Left hand from Manny hits. 

R12: Pacquiao blocks a big right hand but can't counter clean. A cut opens on the left eye of Manny. He tries to pump himself up by banging his gloves together but Ugas hits another right and a left uppercut. 

R12: They trade jabs. A right hand from Ugas causes Manny to stumble. Another right hand from Ugas. 

ROUND 12: Does Pacquiao need a KO here? On my card he does. You never know with the judges.

R11: 10-9 Ugas. Cleaner shots. Better defense (Overall: 107-102 Ugas)

Will this be the LAST TIME we see @MannyPacquiao in the ring? We head to the final round of #PacqiaoUgas

R11: Looping right from Ugas makes Manny take a hard step to the left. Ugas is fighting a better fight. Plain and simple.

R11: Cuffing right hand from Ugas. And a right to the body. Ugas can't miss with the right hand.

R11: Pacquiao keeps coming up short with his combination attempts. Ugas counters to the body. Nice jabs from Manny but one counter right from Ugas made him switch gears. 

ROUND 11: Championship rounds and Pacquiao may need to get dramatic here. Counter jab from Ugas. Pacquiao just can't find an opening. 

R10: Big right hand from Ugas late. He played better chess this round and landed the harder blows, 10-9 (Overall: 97-93)

R10: Pacquiao is flurrying but he's coming up short. Another right cross from Ugas. 

R10: Two jabs and a right hand backs Manny up. Ugas is getting more and more confident.

R10: Ugas has to be weary of punching with Pacquiao and trading too brazenly. Hard right hand counter from Ugas. 

R10: They flurry and Pacquiao lands a clean left hand that forced Ugas to clinch. 

ROUND 10: Both fighters catching punches behind the high guard. Good defense. 

R9: Beautiful counter shots to the body from Ugas. He's doing what he wants out here and showing enough responsibility on defense to not pay for it. Another Ugas round, 10-9 (Overall: 87-84)

R9: Pacquiao looks a bit too tentative. He can't find an opening. Ugas is countering his jab at will. 

R9: Pacquiao is working the jab but he can't land clean. Counter jabs from Ugas hit. Great defense from Ugas as Pacquiao leaps in.

R9: The crowd chants for Manny but Pacquiao hits the canvas on a push. Mora warns Ugas yet again. 

ROUND 9: The two fighters clash heads briefly and touch gloves out of respect. 

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MP Promotions Prez: 40th Knockout At Age 42, In A Weird Way It All Lines Up For Pacquiao

BoxingScene.com 21 August, 2021 - 05:44pm

The head of MP Promotions is confident that Manny Pacquiao will not allow Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12KOs) to see the final bell in their WBA welterweight title fight. It’s a bold claim considering that the legendary Filipino has only scored one knockout in his past sixteen fights, while Ugas—a late replacement for injured WBC/IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence (27-0, 21KOs)—has never been stopped through 30 pro bouts.

Time isn’t exactly on the side of Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought in 25 months and is four months shy of his 43rd birthday. In that sense, his team is confident that the full-time Senator in Philippines and returning ring legend is due for at least one more big moment.

"40th knockout at age 42. I just feel the time is right and I love that,” Gibbons told BoxingScene.com and other writers ahead of Saturday’s title fight. “40th knockout at 42 in a weird way it all lines up.

"Bet between [rounds] 7-9. I would never tell anyone to bet though. Anything can happen.”

Current odds at BetMGM sportsbook places Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KOs) at +1200 (bet $100 to win another $1,200) to end the fight in either rounds seven or eight, and +1600 (bet $100 to win another $1,600)  to end the fight in round nine. Caesars Sportsbook places the over/under at 10.5 rounds, -200 (bet $200 to win another $100) on the over and +150 (bet $100 to win another $150) to end prior to that point.

Pacquiao’s lone stoppage since 2010 came in a seventh-round stoppage over what was left of Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in their July 2018 meeting. In fact, the only other fight during that stretch to end inside the distance came in a sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth and final fight in December 2012 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Saturday’s bout takes place at nearby T-Mobile Arena, live on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View. Pacquiao initially expected to face Spence, announcing the fight this past May and entering camp soon thereafter in daring to be great deep in the twilight of his incredible career. The bulk of the hard work was done by the time Spence was forced to withdraw due to an eye injury, leaving him to accept a fight with Ugas on just eleven days’ notice.

From what he’s seen of Pacquiao both in the gym and throughout his incredible, Hall of Fame-bound career, the president of MP Promotions senses a great night though is wise enough to proceed with caution.

"The only thing I am worried about is we gotta see what Manny really has,” notes Gibbons. “You can be amazing in the gym - look at Oscar [De La Hoya] when he fought Manny [in December 2008] - everything was great and then all of a sudden the wheels fell off the cart. I don't see that happening. In the gym he is like at 110% so I am not really worried about anything. I just feel good about it,

"I think things line up right. I don't think Manny thinks about things like that but I feel this is the right fight for a KO. The Lucas Matthysse fight was the right fight and this one, I feel the style of Ugas is made to order. If you got cement in your shoes, Manny is going to be all over the place. I feel that from the angles he is punching at, he will knock him out.”

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