June 21, 2024


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I need to do better vs Pacquiao, says Ugas

Yordenis Ugas will fight for his legacy and his countrymen again in Cuba as he guns for an upset against Manny Pacquiao

Thrust into the biggest struggle of his life, Yordenis Ugas has a very simple system on what to do versus Manny Pacquiao.

“I want to do (every little thing) a small little bit improved,” reported Ugas in Spanish in the course of the grand arrival on Tuesday, August 17 (Wednesday, August 18, Manila time) at the Toshiba Plaza below.

Ugas, a previous world novice light-weight champion and 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medalist, will be dangling the “super” welterweight crown taken absent from Pacquiao and provided to him by the Earth Boxing Association with nary a fight.

In accordance to Ugas, tangling with Pacquiao is for his legacy and his countrymen back again in Cuba.

“I am constantly prepared to combat the greatest,” reported Ugas, who at 5-foot-9 towered about the 5-foot-6 Pacquiao all through their initial faceoff for the Leading Boxing Champions pay out-for every-see headliner on Saturday, August 21, at the T-Mobile Arena.

“It’s a turbulent condition over there (Cuba) so I’m dedicating this battle to my countrymen battling for liberty and flexibility.”

After a stellar vocation with the Cuban national group, Ugas defected to the United States in 2010 and turned pro the similar 12 months.

Ugas offers a victory above Environment Boxing Affiliation winner Terence Crawford in 2007 and lost to previous entire world winner Amir Khan in 2004.

Realizing Pacquiao has the edge in speed, Ugas said he intends to continue to keep his distance.

“He always will come ahead  so I will have to utilize appropriate practices to reduce him from obtaining near.”

Subbing for Errol Spence Jr., who sustained a retinal tear on the still left eye, on 11 days’ discover does not hassle Ugas. And neither is the fact that Pacquiao is a southpaw whilst his original foe, Fabian Maidana, has an orthodox stance.

“I never think anyone has the edge,” mentioned Ugas, alluding that Pacquiao also has to change due to the fact Spence is a southpaw even though he is a proper-hander.

The 35-12 months-aged Ugas admits Pacquiao, 42, is on a distinct amount when ranged in opposition to his former opponents but is unfazed.

“I am normally completely ready to battle the very best,” mentioned Ugas (26-4 with 12 knockouts).

In accomplishing so, Ugas confident himself of becoming component of boxing lore.

Possibly as another Pacquiao victim or the a person who eventually finished the Filipino icon’s ring occupation. – Rappler.com