Manny Pacquiao targets title in what could be his final fight

Manny Pacquiao has admitted that his upcoming fight with Yordenis Ugas could be his last.

The boxing legend teases retirement having enjoyed an illustrious career in the sport.

Manny Pacquiao, 42, returns to action after a two-year absence to face Ugas at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The Cuban is stepping in on short notice to replace Errol Spence Jr, who pulled out with a torn retina.

Pacquiao has juggled his boxing bouts with his burgeoning political career in recent years.

Many are expecting the superstar to make a run for presidency in the future.

What Manny Pacquiao said

Pacquiao has urged fans to watch his clash with Ugas this weekend, as it could be the last time he sets foot in the ring. 

“I’m doing my best in training, pushing my body hard, so that I’m ready to fight for the title on Saturday,’ Pacquiao said.

“Never underestimate your opponent because he can punch also.”

“Always keep in 100 per cent condition mentally, physically and spiritually.”

“I hope you’re going to watch this fight, don’t miss it,” Pacquiao added.

The Filipino has urged fans to tune in as it may be the final fight of his illustrious career

“It’s going to be a good fight – it might be my last fight, or more, we don’t know. God knows.”

“Thank you so much for all your support.”

Manny Pacquiao (62-7, 39 KOs) will be fighting for a belt he never technically lost.

He claimed it in July 2019 with a split-decision win against Keith Thurman but was later stripped for inactivity.

The 35-year-old Ugás (26-4, 12 KOs) won the vacant title last year while Pacquiao was focused on his job as an elected official in the Philippines.

 Ugas retired in 2014 after two straight losses without having ever captured a major championship before returning refocused two years later. Since then, he has gone 10-1, with the only loss coming to longtime local champion Shawn Porter via controversial split decision.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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