Pacquiao: I’m Taking Ugas as Seriously as Spence

With undefeated WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence recovering from retina surgery, all eyes are on WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas.

He stepped up from the card’s co-main event and will defend his title against eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, this Saturday, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I was in very good shape since I had recently fought in the Philippines and had just begun to work with Freddie,” said Manny.

“I was a day away from going home to the Philippines when the fight was offered to me.  I was so excited.  This was a great opportunity.  There was no way I was going to pass it up.  Freddie and I worked every day those two weeks until the weigh-in.  That is how we started to get to know each other.  Ugás is in a similar situation.”

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“He was already training for a welterweight title fight on the same card as mine so he too is ready to make the most of this opportunity.  I know what Ugás is feeling because twenty years ago I was Ugás.  I am not taking him for granted.  In fact I am taking him as seriously as I took Errol Spence.”

“I will not make the same mistake Ledwaba made with me.  I still have the same hunger to win.  I live for it.  I have had a great training camp and I am well-prepared.  I want to prove to everyone, especially Yordenis Ugás, that I am still here.  My title was given to Ugás.  That is not how you become a champion.  You earn it by winning it inside the ring.  We will fight for the title.  That is the proper way a champion is crowned.”

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