Yordenis Ugas beat Manny Pacquiao with ‘superior boxing’ says Stephen Espinoza  ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Chris Williams: Stephen Espinoza of Showtime and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe each are in settlement that Yordenis Ugas beat Manny Pacquiao final weekend due to his “superior boxing” means extra so than every other purpose.

We’ve all heard Ugas’ superb victory being minimized by the media and followers, saying that the primary causes 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) misplaced the combat to WBA ‘Tremendous World’ welterweight champion Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) is as a result of the Filipino star had been out of the ring for 2 years, had leg cramps and had gotten outdated.

With the reasons the media and boxing followers have given for why Pacquiao misplaced, they’ve left no room for bestowing credit score to the gifted Ugas and his excellent coach Ismael Salas for the good gameplan they used to win.

Ugas did basically what Floyd Mayweather Jr did six years in the past by maintaining Pacquiao’s offense bottled up by boxing him from the surface and catching him repeatedly with the suitable fingers when he would go on the assault.

Just like the Mayweather combat in 2015, Pacquiao turned cautious & hesitant to go on the assault in opposition to the Cuban expertise Ugas after regularly strolling into proper fingers to the pinnacle within the first three rounds.

Espinoza telling it like it’s

If Pacquiao had been keen to stroll via the hearth, he might have gone all out and threat going out on his protect to try to win the combat.

Slightly than threat getting knocked chilly to defeat Ugas, Pacquiao selected to play it secure, which is why he misplaced the combat.

Manny Pacquiao

As William Shakespeare as soon as mentioned:

“A coward dies a thousand instances earlier than his dying, however the valiant style of dying however as soon as. It appears to me most unusual that males ought to worry, seeing that dying, a vital finish, will come when it can come.”


“I believed it was a great combat. I believed Ugas gained. I do know Ugas. He’s a great dude, he labored arduous, and he had a tricky begin in his skilled profession,” mentioned former two-division world champion Badou Jack to Blue Blood Sports TV.

Badou Jack is true in regards to the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis having a tricky begin in his skilled profession. After 18 fights, Ugas went 15-3, and a few in boxing believed that he wasn’t going to make the transition from newbie to professional.

Ugas had losses to those three fighters:

  • Amir Imam
  • Emanuel Robles
  • Johnny Garcia

After Ugas started coaching with Ismael Salas, he turned issues round and has regarded like an elite fighter ever since. Within the final seven years, his solely loss is a controversial 12 spherical break up determination to Shawn Porter in 2019.

Chris Williams had Ugas defeating Porter by a 118-110 rating. It was a mismatch, as Porter regarded afraid of Ugas from the opening bell and ran from him your entire 12 spherical combat.

Like within the Pacquiao combat, Ugas landed the extra telling photographs in EVERY spherical of the combat in opposition to Porter. It was far more one-sided than the Pacquiao vs. Ugas combat.

“He had a few losses, and he bounced again, and he regarded good,” Jack mentioned of Ugas. “Yeah, Manny is getting slightly bit older. He hasn’t fought in two and a half years. He [Yordenis] had an incredible sport plan. He regarded good. That’s the way you combat, and I’m glad for him.

“You simply obtained to suck it up and keep targeted,” mentioned Jack about Ugas and Pacquiao’s authentic opponents for final Saturday struggling accidents. “Most of us on this stage have had loads of newbie {and professional} fights, so we all know easy methods to modify.

“I wish to see him combat Spence or Crawford,” Badou mentioned when requested who would he prefer to see Ugas combat subsequent.

“I want him a speedy restoration. I don’t know what kind of harm it’s. I haven’t talked to Spence, however as a fan, I hope he comes again quickly and fights these guys,” Badou mentioned in reacting to Errol’s left eye harm he sustained in coaching for the Pacquiao combat.


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