Manny pacquiao does not believe that the Cuban Yordenis ugas will be a simple rival for their fight on August 21 in the T-Mobile Arena, in The Vegas, Nevada.
“I want to tell the fans that this will not be an easy fight. Ugas He is a champion, ”said the Pacman at a press conference. “Now he has the belt that was mine and we have to solve it in the ring.”
Pacman earned the WBA belt in his last fight against Keith thurman in July 2019. However, months later the body transferred the championship to Ugas without having done a single fight for him, declaring the Filipino champion at rest.
The Cuban, who did not win the belt above the ring, must now defend it against his former owner who does not take the crash lightly.
“I never take a fight lightly because Ugas it is that type of fighters to whom you cannot underestimate above the ring ”, considered. “It will be a great fight. Ugas Y (Errol) Spence they have a somewhat similar style. Their difference is that one is left-handed and the other right-handed ”.
Manny Pacquiao-Errol Spence
Pacquiao was not initially favored for combat against Errol spence in which the American was going to defend the belts of the CMB and the FIB.
However, the Nevada Athletic Commission detected a partial detachment in the retina of the left eye, for which he had to enter surgery immediately and will not be able to recover for combat with Pacquiao.
At the same time, Ugas I was going to face the Argentine Fabian Maidana to defend the belt for the first time AMB as part of the preliminary billboard of the headed feature Pacquiao, but the South American suffered a cut in a sparring session that will also prevent him from being in their fight.
Despite the situations, Ugas revealed that he is facing the greatest opportunity of his life against the legendary Filipino who will try to once again achieve a world title.
“It means everything to me,” he considered. “I will not fight clearly for the money, but for my legacy, for my country and for my story to be told. That’s what it’s all about. It’s the fight of my life ”.