Ismael Salas, coach of Yordenis Ugás, explained how they planned the fight against Manny pacquiao and what did the Cuban do to win by unanimous decision.
“The key was the right foot,” he said in an interview with Fine Boxing. “We knew it was the blind spot where Manny I couldn’t connect the combinations and hit him. Thanks to God the plan worked out well ”.
The Cuban boxer won by unanimous decision by cards of 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112 to make his first successful defense of the welterweight belt of the AMB.
To the rivals they were originally going to face Ugas and Pacquiao suffered various injuries, so Ugas He went on to the pre-mainstream fight to defend the championship.
“It has been hard work,” he said. “We have been working for 3 years with Ugas. I think it’s like the phoenix in boxing. He came from 3 defeats before coming back with us ”.
With this victory, which is the most important of his career, he added his fourth consecutive victory in the welterweight division, after a loss to Shawn porter in March 2019 by divided decision that was very controversial.
“He was overcoming all the obstacles and different opponents,” he said. Rooms. “He beat a lot of undefeated until this moment. All doubts about UgasYesterday he showed that he is a champion ”.
After the victory, Yordenis He talked about unifying belts, so to take that step he will have to look for Errol spence, monarch for the CMB and FIB, or Terence crawford, champion for the OMB.
“We must wait to see what happens with Errol spence. The retina takes time, “he said. Ismael Salas. “There are many who want to fight him now, everyone is going to want to fight him after the great fight he did with Pacquiao“.