Manny Pacquiao Opens Up About Loss To Yordenis Ugas; PPV Sales Yet To Be Officially Released
Boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao has not given any excusing since adding another loss to his resume against Yordenis Ugas.
Ever since his loss on Saturday night, all eyes are on the Pacman for whether he will continue his career or call it quits. The super fight was also reportedly bombed against UFC Fight Night, which featured headliners Jared Cannonier versus Kelvin Gastelum.
The UFC did very well on Saturday, it averaged 743k total viewers and peaked at 1 million. Given it was going head-to-head with #PacUgas main card, that probably doesn't bode well for Pacman PPV sales. The UFC PRELIMS averaged 508k and peaked at 710k. Doesn't include streaming
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) August 24, 2021
“I don’t feel bad because I feel like that was a great experience in my career. This is boxing, you cannot always keep winning, sometimes you lose,” the boxing veteran told ESPN.
While the official sales of pay-per-view for the welterweight title fight have yet to be released – the price was $74.99 – boxing journalist Dan Rafael had the total attendance of the Las Vegas event.
Announced attendance for #PacquiaoUgas at T-Mobile Arena is 17,438
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) August 22, 2021
Pacquiao, 42, feels that it is important for him to be remembered as an icon for what he is outside of the ring as well.
“It makes me happy to be an inspiration to many people, and I want people at the end of my career to remember me not only for being a champion in the ring but also a champion outside the ring,” Pacquiao said.
“What I have achieved in boxing goes beyond what I ever imagined. Fighting in eight different divisions, being a champion in four decades, I am happy that in my life I was able to contribute to the history of boxing.”
He revealed that he was looking forward to a fifth fight against Marquez, but it never happened.