By Mark Elezaj
Manny Pacquiao had stated that his fight with Yordenis Ugas could be the last fight of his career, although he now has hinted that a possible rematch with Ugas is something that he is considering in the near future.
“In my entire career, Ugas was one of the easiest opponents,” Pacquiao said. “[Ugas] only had one style, and I should’ve been able to easily move away … you’ve seen how I have moved in my fights before. I couldn’t move in this fight. My legs just … stopped.”
Pacquiao’s immediate concern is his attempt to leap from senator to the presidency in his native Philippines, which would begin in February.
But the living legend thinks that he could possibly be back inside the ring one more time before that process starts.
“Yes, I can come back in January. I will see about it,” Pacquiao said. “I know I can rematch him if I want. I’ll just need to tell [Premier Boxing Champions head] Al Haymon. That would be no problem. I will think about it because I can’t believe that one of the easiest opponents I ever faced did that.”
Either way, if it was his last fight or not, Ugas still has the upmost respect for Manny Pacquiao.
“If this was the last fight for Pacquiao, then it was my honor to share the ring with him,” Ugas stated during a recent Zoom media conference call.
“Manny picked a really good welterweight who was not just there to beat him but hurt him and show his value to the sport.
“I’m happy not just for the win but the performance I was able to deliver in Las Vegas.”
“To face Pacquiao, to face a legend was an absolute honor, the greatest moment of my career,” admits Ugas.
“If this was the last fight of Manny Pacquiao’s career, it should be remembered that he faced a world class fighter who was capable of beating him.”
~ The Fighting Voice ~