Pacquiao-Ugas Undercard Preview: Victor Ortiz-Robert Guerrero, Julio Ceja-Mark Magsayo, Carlos Castro-Oscar Escandon

Posted on 08/21/2021

By: Sean Crose

The printed undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenas Ugas welterweight throwdown is admittedly fascinating. This isn’t as a result of something floor breaking goes to occur, however as a result of it entails fighters whose pairing sparks curiosity. Of be aware right here is the Victor Ortiz-Robert Guerrero match. These two males had been fairly huge names within the welterweight division not all that way back. Certainly, each fighters had been in pay per view occasions towards the good Floyd Mayweather. Guerrero was simply dealt with by Mayweather, whereas Ortiz went out in spectacular vogue, after Mayweather sucker punched him in response to a blatant Ortiz foul.

Guerrero and Ortiz by no means met of their primes, however it’s considerably fascinating (why, I actually can’t clarify) to see these two get in on now. Their welterweight battle is scheduled for 10 rounds. The 32-6-3 Ortiz was final in motion manner again in 2018, when he battled Devon Alexander to a draw. Guerrero final fought in 2019, when the judges awarded him an unanimous choice win over Gerald Thomas. Each fighters are prone to see tonight’s battle as a possibility to get again within the thick of the welterweight division. And who is aware of? Each males are significantly youthful than the 42 12 months previous Pacquiao.

Photograph by Gene Blevins/Hogan Photographs

The 26-0 featherweight Carlos Castro will even seem on Saturday’s undercard. He’ll be going through the 26-0 Oscar Escandon in a scheduled 10 rounder for a minor WBC belt. The 27 12 months previous Castro is clearly a fighter on the rise. The 37 12 months previous Escandon, nevertheless, isn’t any delicate contact. In his final outing the Columbian veteran knocked out the 23-0 Jhack Tepora within the first spherical. What’s extra, most of Escandon’s losses have come on the gloved arms of title fighters like Brandon Figueroa. Escandon doesn’t appear to have the strongest chin…however Castro isn’t precisely a knockout artist, both.

The 22-0 featherweight Mark Magsayo might be on Saturday’s broadcast as nicely. The 26 12 months previous Filipino will sq. off towards the 28 12 months previous Julio Ceja in a scheduled 12 rounder. The undefeated Magsayo was final within the ring again in April when he knocked out Pablo Cruz within the fourth spherical. The 32-4-2 Ceja was final in motion in 2019, when, after coming in obese on the scales, he battled the aforementioned Figueroa to a draw.

Tonight’s Pacquiao-Ugas card might be broadcast dwell on pay per view from Vegas’ T-Cellular area starting at 9 PM japanese time.

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