The Cuban guy Yordenis Ugás does not believe that neither he nor Manny pacquiao have had a disadvantage on the change of opponent, which caused that they will face on Saturday, August 21 for the welterweight belt of the AMB.
“He was going to fight a southpaw and I was going to fight an orthodox guard fighter and then everything changed. I think we are two men who give everything to compete hard, “he said. Ugas to BoxingScene.com. “I don’t think any of them had an advantage on that point. 10 days were enough time for us to prepare for what we had in front of us ”.
Ugas I was going to fight against the Argentine Fabian Maidana to make the first defense of his belt, but a cut in a sparring caused him to withdraw from the fight.
Around the same time it was revealed that Errol spence jr an operation was performed on the retina of his left eye that also prevented him from entering the ring for his original fight against Manny pacquiao, in which the American was going to defend the belts of the CMB and FIB.
“I am the champion”
Amidst the excitement, the Cuban thanked Pacman and he filled it with praise, but not before clarifying that he struck the table to seek a later unification.
“I’m excited,” he confessed. “I want to thank Manny pacquiao for fighting with me. I am the champion of the AMB and so I showed it to you today. I have a lot of respect for Pacquiao, I came tonight to show who the champion is. He is a tremendous fighter as always ”.
Ugas, who was proclaimed the winner by unanimous decision after taking the cards 115-113, 116-112, 116-112, said that his future must lie ahead of a fight with Errol spence once your recovery is complete.
“I already beat the one that everyone said was champion,” he said. “Now everyone knows who the real champion is. Next on the list should be Errol spence. But I hope he recovers soon ”.
Many showed praise and support for both Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas after their fight 💯
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