Yordenis Ugas STUNS Manny Pacquiao, Defends WBA Welterweight Title | FULL Recap | CBS Sports HQ


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Did Pacquiao win his fight?

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

Is Pacquiao lost to Ugas?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although Manny Pacquiao hasn't decided what his future holds, the eight-division world champion realizes his 26-year professional boxing career might have ended Saturday night with a disheartening loss. Associated PressManny Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugás by unanimous decision

Who is the winner Pacquiao vs Ugas?

After going 12 rounds with former eight-division champ Manny Pacquiao, Ugas retained his belt by unanimous decision in the main event on Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. CBSSports.comManny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas: Fight results, highlights, undercard, complete guide

Where is the Pacquiao Spence fight?

WBA (super) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas will fight former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao in his first attempt to defend his title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. Sporting NewsWho is Yordenis Ugas? Meet Errol Spence Jr.'s replacement to fight Manny Pacquiao

Looking past the loss - since the preseason is meaningless - it’s possible to evaluate some of the questions facing the team as they prepare for the regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 12. Thus, without wasting any more time, it’s possible to jump right to the takeaways from this contest.

Lots of fans have spent the offseason putting a variety of backs above Dallas on the depth chart. Whether that is Alex Collins finding his 2017 form, Rashaad Penny coming back from injury or undrafted free agent Josh Johnson beating Dallas out for the final spot, there was no shortage of speculation that Dallas would be playing anywhere but Seattle in 2021.

However, after two preseason games, Dallas has been one of the few bright spots. He’s flashed on punt returns, shown good hands and vision in the running game and blocked a punt against the Broncos. At this point it would be a shock if he did not make the roster.

Through the first two games the Seahawks seem to have rested the players they are certain will make it past final roster cuts, and if the same was true Saturday night it could mean that Swain has all but secured a spot. DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Dee Eskridge are locks to be with the team, with a huge group of players battling for the three spots behind them. Swain is the most experienced of the youngsters battling for those final spots, and he looked sharp in the opener against the Las Vegas Raiders. That translated into him not see much time on the field against the Broncos, and could indicate that the fourth wide receiver spot has been claimed.

One of the things nobody wants to see during the preseason is injuries, but unfortunately for the Hawks it appears as though two players competing for depth were lost for the season. There hasn’t been an official prognosis, but Pete Carroll did not have a great update on either Ben Burr-Kirven or John Ursua after the game.

Pete Carroll says Ben Burr-Kervin and John Ursula suffered bad injuries and it will be a while . #Seahawks@CascadiasportsNpic.twitter.com/azEMkfQVIe

For those who were watching the NFL GamePass streaming broadcast, while the local broadcast went to commercial the stream showed the replay of BBK’s knee injury, and it was not pretty. It may or may not be cut out when the NFL releases the replay broadcast, but BBK’s knee moved the wrong way like he was one of the aliens in Men In Black with the knees that move backwards. Having watched it, it would be a surprise if BBK going onto IR isn’t one of the roster moves the team makes prior to the 4 PM New York Time deadline Tuesday in order to cut down to 80 players.

One of the big questions that the team needed to address during the preseason was to figure out which cornerbacks would come out of the competition the team spent the offseason putting together. Hopes were high for Ahkello Witherspoon, but he took a seat early against Denver and was playing special teams in the second half. That’s not exactly the look one hopes for out of the moderately priced free agent the team signed, and the fact that his entire $4M contract is guaranteed means that there are no cap savings for Seattle if they release him.

That said, if it’s answers that fans are looking for at cornerback, there weren’t a whole lot to be found at the position in this group. Witherspoon, Tre Brown, Tre Flowers, Damarious Randall, Gavin Heslop and the others all played, but who will earn the nod for Week 1 appears as though it may be just as big a question as it was when training camp opened in July.

Meaning the big takeaway is that the Seahawks need D.J. Reed to get healthy and for somebody, anybody, to step up and lay claim to the second starting spot.

Geno Smith backs up Russell Wilson for a reason, and that was on full display. Obviously even Wilson would have had difficulty executing with the offensive personnel the Hawks used Saturday, but that can’t be used to completely excuse the performance of the quarterbacks against Denver. McGough spent the first half demonstrating the opposite of ball security tossing two interceptions and losing a fumble. In the second half Mannion avoided turning the ball over, but might have given fans the impression they were watching Captain Checkdown Alex Smith at times.

The team must make five moves to get down to 80 players before Tuesday afternoon, and then the preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers will be played next Saturday.

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Yordenis Ugas tops Manny Pacquiao; Robert Guerrero wins battle of former champions

ESPN 22 August, 2021 - 10:10am

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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