Manny Pacquiao suffered his eighth loss on Saturday in his match against Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas. Judges scored the fight 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112 for a unanimous win for the Cuban boxer who took the fight with just 11 days’ notice after Errol Spence Jr.’s withdrawal.
Many boxing fans commented that Pacquiao’s age — he’s seven years Ugas’ senior at 42 — was showing as he appeared to be flat-footed and not as swift when compared to this last match from 2019 against Keith Thurman. This fight is Ugas’s first defense of his WBA (Super) welterweight title with a new record of 27-4 while the record of boxing’s only eight-division champion, Manny Pacquiao, now sits at 62-8.
Check out Pacquiao’s post-fight interview below, there was also a part where Manny’s long-time coach Freddie Roach admits that he felt that the living legend should consider retirement.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) August 22, 2021
#PacquiaoUgas Incredible that @MannyPacquiao fought with one of the best fighters in history. Go home and recover champion. Thanks for being an inspiration. legend. I respect. #ThankGod #teamugas #elmilagro pic.twitter.com/hgNDhZwI4h
— Yordenis Ugas (@YordenisUgas) August 22, 2021
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