Yordenis Ugas Bout Might Be Manny Pacquiao’s Last Fight
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, 42, has hinted at calling time on his career after fighting Yordenis Ugas on August 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a recent interview with Betway Insider, the Filipino boxer said that he will do whatever it takes to put on a show against Spence, Pacquiao’s original opponent, but last week he withdrew from the fight due to an eye injury.
“Everything is at stake as this might be my last fight. I might as well finish the race with a spectacular performance,” Pacman said. The 42-year-old admitted that he may not be as agile as a 25-year-old, but he can still compete at the highest level.
“I feel great. My team has full confidence in my capabilities even at 42 years old, and they note that I still have what it takes to face elite-calibre opponents. Although the recuperation period of a 42-year-old may not be the same as a 25-year-old fighter, I still love what I am doing,” he said.
Most fights talk trash prior to the fight and claim that they will knock out their opponent early in the fight, but Pacquiao has a realistic approach. Instead of making big claims, the boxing veteran said he’s poised to outperform his opponent.
“I’ve never given predictions. I always climb the ring ready and prepared for everything,” he added.