Pacquiao beaten by Yordenis Ugas on return to ring

Manny Pacquiao lost on his return to the ring after a two-year absence.

He was beaten Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas upset the odds to win by unanimous decision and retain his WBA (super) welterweight title.

Ugas was only drafted in on 10 August for the Las Vegas fight to replace the injured Errol Spence Jr.

It was Pacquiao’s first bout since beating Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight title in July 2019.

Pacquiao, who turns 43 later this year, refused to state after the fight whether this was the final bout of his boxing career

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“I don’t know,” said Pacquiao when asked if it was his final fight.

“I need to relax and make a decision.”

The eight-division world champion, who now has a has a record of 62 wins, eight defeats and two draws.

“That’s boxing,” he added.

“I had a hard time in the ring making adjustments.”

“My legs were tight. I’m sorry I lost tonight, but I did my best.”

Pacquiao, who is a serving politician in his native Philippines, was stripped of the WBA title in January because of inactivity.

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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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