Ugas is a nasty fashion for Pacquiao ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Chris Williams: Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman sees it as a nasty night time for Manny Pacquiao on Saturday when he challenges Yordenis Ugas for his WBA welterweight title on FOX Sports activities PPV in Las Vegas.

(Photograph credit score: Scott Kirkland / FOX Sports activities)

Thurman, who got here near beating Pacquiao two years in the past when he wasn’t at his finest, views this struggle as a bad-style match-up for the Filipino star. He’s taking up a man that has the improper fashion for him in Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs).

This struggle is sort of a repeat of the 1973 contest between George Foreman and Joe Frazier with the way in which that Ugas has the fashion to benefit from how Pacquiao fights.

Within the Foreman-Frazier struggle, Foreman was the youthful, larger, stronger man who thrived on throwing uppercuts.

Sadly for Joe Frazier, he had a low bob & weave fashion, which put him within the excellent place to get hit by Foreman’s highly effective uppercuts.

Foreman brutalized Frazier, knocking him down six instances within the means of stopping him within the second spherical.

Pacquiao will come low in the identical method that Frazier did towards the younger 25-year-old Foreman, and he’s going to get caught repeatedly by Ugas’ uppercuts and sure stopped early.

Thurman: Yordenis can nail Pacquiao

“I’m right here for the followers. If it wasn’t for the suggestions from the followers and the way they like to see me within the ring and like to see me outdoors of the ring, that’s what motivates me to be right here, step up and do these sorts of gigs” mentioned Keith Thurman on Friday.

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“That is what I say about Manny Pacquiao,” Thurman continued. “Let’s simply undergo Manny Pacquiao’s profession. Manny Pacquiao isn’t an undefeated fighter.

“Manny Pacquiao is the form of man that with different sure guys, he has issues. We’re all human beings. Manny is just so huge. Sure, David beats Goliath, and he’s performed it, however kinds make fights.

“I’m not likely certain this can be a nice fashion. Ugas with these lengthy arms. What was troublesome for me was when Pacquiao creates these angles; he’s already small,” mentioned Thurman.

The lengthy arms that Ugas has will make it straightforward for him to face again at vary and choose Pacquiao off when he assaults at angles, coming in low like a low-flying jet prepared for a strafing assault.

Uppercuts are key for Ugas

“When Pacquiao geese, I felt like I didn’t have a punch for that, however Ugas has lengthy arms,” mentioned Thurman on the issues he had towards Manny in 2019.

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“One thing about long-range fighters. After they throw uppercuts, they’ll attain decrease with their uppercuts. I feel the uppercuts for Ugas are going to be a key to victory.

“The physique pictures. We did see Manny Pacquiao fade. We did see me step up within the later rounds. If that occurs once more, can he canine it out at 42-years-old? That’s what we’re right here to see tomorrow night time.

“I believed it will be an ideal struggle this 12 months for me to come back again, nevertheless it didn’t occur,” mentioned Thurman on him desirous to struggle Yordenis Ugas this 12 months.

“I might have cherished for it to occur. It will have been an ideal struggle for me, particularly with two years of inactivity.

“I might have cherished that struggle. That struggle didn’t manifest on the timeline and on the clock. I used to be sitting again ready; I’m nonetheless coaching. The place’s the contract, child?” mentioned Thurman.

‘One Time’ Thurman took the phrases proper out of Chris Williams’ mouth in speaking concerning the skill for Ugas to land his highly effective uppercuts when Pacquiao is available in low like he typically does.

If Pacquiao doesn’t change the way in which he goes on the assault towards Ugas, he’s going to get caught by considered one of his lovely uppercuts and get laid out like a turkey prepared for the oven on Saturday night time.

Ugas will lay Manny out good, and there received’t be something his two trainers Buboy Fernandez and Freddie Roach, can do about it. Apparently, Thurman has observed what Chris Williams has.

If Roach hasn’t seen the identical factor about Ugas and his uppercuts, he shouldn’t be coaching at this degree.

Pacquiao wants to rent Thurman as his coach as a result of he’ll get taken aside by ugas if he makes the error of coming low all night time the way in which he at all times has.

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