Yordenis Ugas just shocked the boxing world by defeating Manny Pacquiao. The Cuban boxer was an injury replacement for Errol Spence Jr. on 11 days notice, and took advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime by upsetting a boxing legend via unanimous decision.
Yordenis Ugás beats Manny Pacquiao by UD. Congratulations 🔥🥊 #AndStill WBA Welterweight Champion @YordenisUgas 🇨🇺 🥊🔥 #Boxing #Boxeo #WBA #WBABoxing #WBA100years #PacquiaoUgas pic.twitter.com/TAmJsTTnLS
— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) August 22, 2021
Yordenis Ugas defeats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to retain his WBA “super” welterweight championship.
Pacquiao loses in a title fight for the 5th time in his career; his career record in world title fights is now 21-5-2. pic.twitter.com/9sf9N9Stq7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 22, 2021
Ugas was originally fighting in the undercard and was already training for the event date when he was tapped to step in.
The fight was close early on, but Ugas seemed to have more gas in the latter rounds which led to him running away with the victory late. The fight was scored 115-113, 116-112, 116-112, all in favor of Yordenis Ugas.
The unanimous decision from the judges gives him a career-defining win and sets him up potentially to face the fighter he just replaced in Spence Jr.