By Chris Williams: Yordenis Ugas took the excessive highway in exhibiting class in his response to Manny Pacquiao saying he was certainly one of his “best opponents” of his profession by letting him know that he’ll give him a “rematch” and that he has “respect” for him.
Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) says he nonetheless must determine whether or not he desires to combat Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) once more after shedding to him by a 12 spherical unanimous determination final Saturday night time in Las Vegas.
Somewhat than giving the WBA ‘Tremendous World’ welterweight champion Yordenis reward for beating him final weekend, the 42-year-old Pacquiao blamed his loss on having leg cramps early within the contest that prevented him from shifting like he would have completed.
Furthermore, if that wasn’t sufficient, Pacquiao commented that Ugas was one of many “best opponents” of his profession in an interview with The Athletics.
It’s unclear why Pacquiao stated that. I imply, it was sufficient that Manny was blaming his loss on having the cramps.
He didn’t must throw within the bit about Ugas being certainly one of his “best opponents” to present him an out with the followers. That simply made Pacquiao appear bitter, which he already did with him arising with the leg cramps excuse.
“#PacquiaoUgas Pacquiao is a legend. He’s nonetheless an excellent boxer. A person of honor under and above and cherished by all. If he desires revenge with pleasure he would give it to him. I proceed to respect and admire him for all that he has completed inside and out of doors of that ring,” stated @Yordenisugas.
Pacquiao ought to suppose exhausting earlier than he takes the rematch with Ugas as a result of if he loses a second time to the gifted Cuban, he’ll must face the bitter fact that wasn’t ok.
Additionally, if Pacquiao begins making extra excuses about cramps, it’ll make him look pathetic.
There’s an enormous upside for Pacquiao if he faces Ugas in a rematch, as if he wins, he’ll have that victory going into the presidential election in March within the Philippines.
Having a win over Ugas subsequent January could be the tipping level to win Pacquiao the election. The draw back of Pacquiao combating Ugas once more is that he might lose to him even worse and presumably get knocked.
If Pacquiao stops, no excuses he goals up will give him cowl for the loss. It will be a pure catastrophe for Pacquiao by way of his political profession, contemplating he could be campaigning off the again of a second defeat.
Assuming Pacquiao does get beat once more by Yordenis, he would look lots higher if he takes accountability for the defeat fairly than arising with excuses.
Pacquiao’s boxing followers within the Philippines will respect him extra if he admits that he tried, however he wasn’t ok. He shouldn’t use his age or any accidents to justify what occurred to him.