Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao is able to make his return to the ring. After practically two full years away, “PacMan” is again in Las Vegas in the primary occasion of a PBC on Fox PPV occasion to tackle WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas.
Pacquiao earned the WBA strap in final outing with a choice win over Keith Thurman in September 2019. However with the Filipino legend out of fee, the sanctioning physique promoted him to “champion in recess” to open up the title as soon as extra to the remainder of the division.
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Ugas, in the meantime, just isn’t somebody who may be appeared over. At 35, the Cuban has only one defeat in 12 journeys to the ring since 2015 with the lone loss coming by disputed choice to Shawn Porter for the vacant WBC title. He is taken on a number of the greatest on the planet at 147 kilos, together with victories over Jamal James, Thomas Dulorme, Ray Robinson, Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abel Ramos.
It is certain to be a busy evening as a WBA champion is topped with the hopes of in the future unifying with both Spence or WBO champion and pound-for-pound nice Terence Crawford.
Three extra bouts fill out the undercard in Las Vegas on Saturday evening. Most notably, a pair of veterans meet within the co-main occasion when Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz meet at welterweight. Guerrero, 38, is again after his personal two-year hiatus and enters on a three-fight win streak. This comes after a quick retirement in 2017 following a three-fight skid. Ortiz, 34, has not fought since February 2018 whereas going through sexual assault allegations that had been dismissed in December 2020. He has not gained since a July 2017 knockout. Plus, Filipino prospect Mark Magsayo will get his probability to maneuver nearer to gold when he takes on former champion Julio Ceja in a WBC title eliminator at featherweight.
Here is how one can catch all of the motion in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
- Date: Aug. 21 | Location: T-Cell Enviornment — Las Vegas
- Begin time: 9 p.m. ET (important occasion set roughly for midnight ET)
- Learn how to watch: FOX PPV | Value: $74.99
- Stream: Fox Sports activities app
Pacquiao vs. Ugas combat card, odds
- Manny Pacquiao -360 vs. Yordenis Ugas +280, WBA welterweight championship
- Robert Guerrero -125 vs. Victor Ortiz -105, welterweight
- Mark Magsayo -270 vs. Julio Ceja +220, WBC featherweight title eliminator
- Carlos Castro -1100 vs. Oscar Escandon +700, featherweight