Surprise and farewell: Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas

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Surprise and farewell: Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas
Surprise and farewell: Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas. Photo: Courtesy

It is not easy to beat a legend. It doesn’t matter if the legend is 42 years old. Cuban Yordenis Ugas has added to his record of victories the name of one of the greatest of all time, Manny Pacquiao, after dominating him at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the immediate result causes two things: it puts the Filipino at the exit door, and now Ugas is shaping up for greater challenges such as the unification of the belts.

Speaking of belts, the native of Santiago de Cuba retained the Super Championship of the World Boxing Association after working masterfully with two actions that became his trademark: the severe attack to the body and the flown right hand to the head. that embittered the legend’s night, who looked scratched by the passage of time. To this, we must add a tight defense that prevented further damage.

Ugas impressed with his mature way of taking on a fight eleven days in advance, by designing a perfect strategy and defying logic believing that victory was within his grasp, next to his trainer Ismael Salas.

From the first to the sixth round, we can graph a very even clash. Pacquiao showed flashes of the fast fighter of previous years, with bulky volume of blows, but it quickly became evident that the champion did not get to deliver the loot, fighting cerebrally, risking just enough to extend the fight.

“I went out to compete,” said Ugas. “When I felt like I was in control, I kept working on it. I am a warrior”.

After chapter six, Ugas showed a high voltage of aggressiveness, as the Filipino lost revolutions. In this section it was notable that the power blows were connected by the Cuban. In the final two rounds, the senator absorbed heavy punishment. There was no boo about the result in Las Vegas. Round night.

“I did the best I could, but the best was not enough. I am going to think about my future in boxing, I will spend time with my family, and thank you all for your support during all these years”, he concluded.




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