- Manny Pacquiao was finally able to personally meet Yordenis Ugas, his opponent this weekend for the WBA welterweight championship
- The Filipino boxing legend got a glimpse of the tall Cuban boxer during a media conference in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Ugas has a three-inch height advantage and a two-inch reach advantage on Pacquiao
- Pacquiao refused to look Ugas in the eye or engage in trash talk with him during their first meeting
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Senator Manny Pacquiao finally met his opponent this weekend, WBA welterweight champion, Yordenis Ugas.
During a media conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Filipino boxing legend got a glimpse of the tall Cuban boxer that he will be fighting.
Ugas has a three-inch height advantage and a two-inch reach advantage on Pacquiao.
During their meeting, Pacquiao refused to look Ugas in the eye or engage in trash talk with him. The boxer-politician is known for being respectful towards his opponents.
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Ugas was given the WBA welterweight belt without winning it in a fight after the WBA stripped the title from Pacquiao due to a prolonged absence in the ring. Pacquiao has a chance to regain that title this weekend.
According to the fighting senator, he will not underestimate Ugas even if the latter is not as well-known or well-regarded as the boxer he replaced – welterweight king Errol Spence.
Spence had to withdraw from his fight with Pacquiao after suffering an eye injury that required emergency surgery.
Here is a video of their meeting from Fight Hub TV:
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.
The boxer is married to Jinkee Pacquiao and they have five children – Jimuel, Michael, Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and Israel Pacquiao.
In a previous report by KAMI, Jinkee Pacquiao shared photos of Israel Pacquiao’s sweet moments with Mommy Dionisia, the mother of Manny. Jinkee also thanked Mommy D for spending quality time with her grandchild.
Jinkee’s name also caught the attention of netizens due to Lolit Solis’s viral post about her. The entertainment reporter said that there is no problem with Jinkee showing off her expensive possessions because her husband worked hard for many years to provide her those items. Albeit their fame and fortune, the members of the Pacquiao family never forget to share their blessings with other people!