Manny Pacquiao will once again look to become a world champion when he steps into the ring against WBA (Super) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas on Aug. 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
An unfortunate injury forced IBF and WBC champion, Errol Spence Jr., from putting his titles on the line against Pacquiao in what was arguably the biggest boxing event of the year. But due to Spence tearing his retina, it will be Ugas stepping in to face boxing’s first and only eight-division world champion.
Pacquiao has not fought since July 20, 2019, when he defeated Keith Thurman by split decision to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title and become the oldest welterweight champion in history at 40. He has won each of his past three fights, with a win against Adrien Broner by unanimous decision and a technical knockout against Lucas Matthysse being the others.
Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas. Well, it’s not Pacquiao-Spence, but it’s still a good fight. A really good fight, actually, for a 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao, who gets another chance to win another welterweight title against Ugas, no joke of an opponent. The undercard has a Victor Ortiz-Robert Guerrero matchup, a pivotal bout for both here in 2013, plus Mark Magsayo vs Julio Ceja and Carlos Castro vs Oscar Escandon. In all honesty, there have been worse PPV undercards, and recently.