Pacquaio hit twice as many blows as the opponent, who got more of them.
Cuban Yordenis Ugas defeated Manny Pacquiaon with a points win and retained his professional boxing WBA League Intermediate World Championship at the World Cup in Las Vegas. The judges scored the match for Ugas with 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113.
Ugas left the match with an eleven-day notice when the WBC and IBF World Champion Errol Spence Jr. had to cancel his match against Pacquiao due to retinal injury to the eye.
“I’m really excited, but most of all I want to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this opportunity in the ring. We only practiced for two weeks, but I listened to the instructions in my perimeter corner and it worked, ”Ugas said after the match, according to ESPN.
Statistics according to Pacquiao struck more than double the number of strokes compared to Ugas (815-405), but Ugas still scored more punches than his opponents.
Pacquiao, 42, a Filipino, is a 21st century boxing superstar, but his previous match was from July 2019, when he defeated Keith Thurmanin scattered.
Pacquiao’s balance as a pro now has 72 matches, of which he has won 62. Ugas ’balance is 31 matches and 27 wins.