By News Team
Last Updated: 18th August 2021
Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring in an attempt to reclaim the WBA Welterweight title he never lost, against now champion Yordenis Ugas.
Whilst veteran Pacquiao had been scheduled to face Errol Spence Jr, the latter man’s injury has provided Cuban Ugas with the biggest opportunity of his career to date. Prior to Pacquiao v Ugas, Pacquiao has not fought since winning the WBA belt after beating Keith Thurman in 2019 to secure a world championship in an eighth different weight class.
Despite the change of opponent, it’s set to be a fascinating fight between two elites of the division, and we run through the date, venue and fight odds below.
Pacquiao v Ugas: Fight time, date and location
- Date:August 21
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. BST
- Location:T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas
Pacquiao v Ugas: The Undercard
- Robert Guerrero v Victor Ortiz (Welterweight bout)
- Mark Magsayo v Julio Ceja (Featherweight bout)
Pacquiao v Ugas: Stats
Manny Pacquiao, who been involved in some of the biggest boxing fights, currently has a record of 62 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knockout.
Yordenis Ugas will make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knockout.
Pacquiao is by far the more experienced fighter, with 41 more professional fights than Ugas, having made his debut in 1995, 15 years and 5 months before Ugas would have his first professional fight. Pacquiao has also fought 290 more professional rounds, 486 to Ugas’ 196.
Both men come into this one having won four of their last five fights, with one win via stoppage and three via decision.
Ugas has a height advantage of four inches over Pacquiao as well as a two-inch reach advantage.