Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao is ready to return to the ring. After a nearly two full year absence, “PacMan” is back in Las Vegas in the main event of a PBC event on Fox PPV to face WBA title holder Yordenis Ugas.
Pacquiao won the WBA belt on his last outing with a decisive victory over Keith Thurman in September 2019. But with the Filipino legend out of service, the sanctioning body promoted him to “recess champion” to reopen the title. to the rest of the division.
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Ugas, meanwhile, is not an essential person. At 35, the Cuban has only one loss in 12 trips to the ring since 2015 with Shawn Porter’s only contested decision loss for the vacant WBC title. He’s faced some of the world’s best at 147 pounds, including wins over Jamal James, Thomas Dulorme, Ray Robinson, Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abel Ramos.
Three more fights fill the undercard at T-Mobile Arena after both fighters were forced out of the action due to injuries. Most notably, a veteran welterweight fight got the main co-event shot when Robert Guerrero faces off against Victor Ortiz. Additionally, Filipino slugger Mark Magsayo has the chance to move closer to a world title in a star featherweight fight when he takes on former champion Julio Ceja. These two will meet in a WBC title eliminator. And Carlos Castro and Oscar Escandon get things started early in a 10-round featherweight contest.
Here’s how you can catch all the action in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
- Dated: August 21 | Site: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main event is approximately midnight ET)
- How to watch: FOX PPV | Price: $ 74.99
- Flux: Fox Sports app
Pacquiao vs Ugas fight card, odds
- Manny Pacquiao -360 v Yordenis Ugas +280, WBA welterweight championship
- Robert Guerrero -125 vs. Victor Ortiz -105, welterweight
- Mark Magsayo -270 v Julio Ceja +220, WBC featherweight title eliminator
- Carlos Castro -1100 vs. Oscar Escandon +700, featherweight