- Sen. Manny Pacquiao bowed to Yordenis Ugas in what many believe could be the last fight of the legislator
- After 12 rounds, judges handed a unanimous decision awarding the fight to the little-known fighter from Cuba
- Ugas, who was an underdog before the fight managed to outpunch the fighting senator to retain his WBA welterweight belt
- Early on, pundits predicted that Ugas would bow out in the seventh or eighth round but that did not come to fruition as not only the Cuban did come the distance, he also managed to land more punches than Pacquiao
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Sen. Manny Pacquiao failed to convince judges in his fight against the little-known WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas.
In what many believe might be the last fight of Manny, the judges handed down a unanimous decision in favor of Ugas.
The final scorecards in favor of Ugas revealed these scores: 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.
The Philippine senator was supposed to fight Errol Spence, Jr., however, Spence bowed out due to a torn retina.
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With the T-Mobile Arena was filled with chants of "Manny," everyone was excited to see Pacquiao fight. During the first round, Pacquiao's speed was evident but later on, Ugas was able to land a body shot.
The succeeding rounds became an exchange of punches, tactics, and also a test of stamina.
In the last final rounds though, Pacquiao tried to pick up the tempo, but Ugas dominated the game.
Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world boxing champion, considered one of the greatest boxers in history. He also found success as a politician, first becoming a congressman before getting elected as a senator.
Manny Pacquiao had a face-off with his upcoming opponent, Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas. Ugas’s three-feet height advantage and two-feet reach advantage on Pacquiao were evident during the face-off. Pacquiao, who was training for many weeks to fight the southpaw Spence, said that he has no problem with Ugas being a right-handed fighter. Ugas stated that even if he took this fight on short notice, it is his destiny to defeat the legendary Pacquiao.
KC Concepcion paid a visit to Senator Manny Pacquiao in the Wild Card Gym. KC can be seen greeting Manny with a “beso” and cheering him up in a video of her visit. The clip also shows KC dancing with Manny during their special meeting. Manny was also recently visited by other celebs such as Ruffa Gutierrez, Apl.De.Ap, Jokoy, Klay Thompson, Supercar Blondie, and Jordan Clarkson.