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Pacquiao vs Ugas results and highlights: Yordenis Ugas upsets Manny Pacquiao by decision

We may have seen the last fight of Manny Pacquiao’s legendary career, and a huge win for Yordenis Ugas.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The dust has settled in Las Vegas, and Yordenis Ugas is still the WBA welterweight titleholder, beating Manny Pacquiao by fair and clean unanimous decision.

Judges had the fight 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112 for Ugas, who at 35 scores a career-changing victory on short notice, replacing Errol Spence Jr under two weeks ahead of fight night.

Bad Left Hook scored the fight 116-112 for Ugas on two separate cards.

Undercard Results and Highlights

Ugas (27-4, 12 KO) thanked Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KO) for the opportunity, and said he was a great competitor, but that Ugas was the better man on the night, which everyone pretty much agrees with.

Ugas, 35, gave the 42-year-old Pacquiao fits with both his jab and a looping right hand, which had a home from early in the fight and was a key weapon throughout. And there’s no question that this was an older Manny Pacquiao, who just didn’t have the energy and legs that he did even a couple of years ago, when he last fought.

“That’s boxing. I think that was the problem for me, I didn’t make adjustments right away,” Pacquiao said. “And my legs were tight. It was hard to move. I’m sorry that we lost tonight, but I did my best.”

Asked if he would fight again, Pacquiao replied, “I don’t know. Let me rest first and relax and make a decision if I’ll continue to fight or not.” Asked if he would run for President in the Philippines, he was similarly non-committal, saying he wasn’t sure.

Ugas, of course, will definitely go on.

“The plan is to unify,” Ugas said via interpreter. “(Spence) is next on the list that I want to fight, but most of all I am praying that he recuperates.”


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