What was expected to be one among the most important fights of the year is now on hold.Pacquiao vs Ugas odds: Errol Spence was set to defend his pair of welterweight titles against the legendary Manny Pacquiao within the main event of a FOX PPV on Aug. 21, but the Texan suffered a torn retina in training camp and was forced to withdraw from the bout. In his place will step Yordenis Ugas, the WBA welterweight champion who was promoted to “super” champion after Pacquiao was declared “champion in recess”.
Pacquiao has not fought since his thrilling victory over Keith Thurman in July 2019 where he earned the WBA crown with an astounding performance. He’s considered one among the all-time greats within the sport after holding a minimum of one championship across eight weight divisions.
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Ugas has lost just one occasion in 12 pro fights since 2015. The lone blemish came during a bid for the WBC title in March 2019 where he dropped a decision to Keith Thurman. He rallied back from that to select up wins over Omar Figueroa Jr., Mike Dallas Jr. and Abel Ramos.
Pacquiao vs. Ugas fight card, odds
Pacquiao vs Ugas odds
Manny Pacquiao -300 vs. Yordenis Ugas +240, WBA welterweight championship
Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz, welterweight
Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, featherweight
Pacquiao vs. Ugas info
Date: Aug. 21
Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
Start time: 9 p.m. ET
How to watch: FOX PPV
Pacquiao vs. Ugas countdown
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