Manny pacquiao, a former world champion in eight divisions, said he over trained during his preparation for combat with Errol spence finally Yordenis Ugás replaced.
“You know Manny pacquiao, but this time I felt that my legs were too static and it punished me a lot from the second to the last round, “he said during the press conference. “I tried to fight back, but he did well. I have done a lot in boxing and I am happy to have put on a good show. “
The Cuban boxer defeated the Filipino by cards of 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112 to make the first successful defense of the welterweight belt of the AMB.
Both fighters had to change their fight plan in less than two weeks, as the rivals that originally both suffered an injury.
Manny was going to star in the show with Spence, but in a medical inspection of the Nevada Commission They discovered that he had the retina of his left eye detached, for which they had to operate.
While Ugas I was going to fight against the Argentine Fabian Maidana, who in a sparring suffered a cut on his cheekbone and had to withdraw from the confrontation.
“I think I worked very hard, I did 32 rounds every day in training,” he commented. “But the reality is that I am not as young as I used to be. I actually knew his style, I wanted to follow a plan that he had defined in the ring. I don’t want to make excuses but my preparation had to happen very quickly after the rival change ”.
Manny pacquiao He will be 43 years old in December 2021 and although he spoke that this could possibly be his last fight as a professional, he asked for a time to make that decision, because he will seek the presidency of Philippines.
“In my heart I want to keep fighting, but I also have to take my body into account,” he said. “There is also the work that I have ahead of me in my country to help people. I want to be an inspiration to people in and out of the ring, especially Filipinos. “