Manny pacquiao is upset, because the AMB He took away the title to give it to Yordenis Ugás, and it will be an incentive in his fight against the Cuban, according to his coach Freddie roach.
Roach confessed the anger of Pacquiao with the AMB for taking away the scepter that Manny I had beaten Keith thurman, to give it to Ugas.
“The fact that Manny he had the world title that he won by beating Keith thurman, and that they took it from him to give it to Ugas without any warning, it has given him a great incentive to fight for real on August 21, “he revealed. Freddie roach to Boxing Scene. “I think he’s really mad at this guy (Ugas) “.
Pacquiao dethroned Keith thurman on July 20, 2019. He thus became super champion of the AMB at 147 lbs. By not making defenses, Manny was stripped of the scepter in January 2020 and named champion in recess. The body promoted the then regular champion, Yordenis Ugás, to the status of super champion. That is, that the AMB gave to Ugas the title that was from Pacquiao without a fight in between.
Freddie roach, however, has a good opinion of Ugas as a fighter, especially because of the fight that the Cuban gave to Shawn porter in March 2019. It was a close fight where the judges saw win by split decision to Porter
“I had Ugas winning the fight with Shawn porter“, He points out Roach. “Ugas it will kill immediately. He likes to go for the home run when he throws his punches. He’d rather win a fight by knockout than by points. There will be a lot of pyrotechnics ”.
Pacquiao will have no problem adjusting to Ugás
“Training ground injuries are a part of boxing, although you hate to see a serious injury happen like the one he suffered. Errol“Said the coach. “In the twenty years that Manny and I work together, he never had an injury that had to postpone a fight. That’s amazing, a testament to the skills and conditioning of Manny. I had to deal with opponent changes before, but never this close to a fight. We still have two more sparring sessions left. I’m not too worried. “
Although Errol spence He was left-handed and Ugas is orthodox, Freddie roach he does not see a major problem.
“Manny adapts to any situation ”, he stated Roach. “He looked great at sparring on Tuesday.