Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas date, latest news, Errol Spence Jr injury

Philippines star Manny Pacquiao says the “only danger” in switching foes for following week’s globe welterweight boxing title bout will be likely from a southpaw foe to a suitable-handed opponent.

The 42-calendar year-outdated Filipino Senator places on his gloves August 21 in Las Vegas to face Cuban Yordenis Ugas right after American Errol Spence Jr. was pressured out of the battle Tuesday because of to a remaining eye damage.

Rather of dealing with unbeaten southpaw Spence for the WBC and IBF titles he holds, Pacquiao will battle for the WBA crown he the moment held from Ugas, a suitable-hander who had planned to protect the crown on the undercard.

“The only hazard for this battle is the change in stance,” Pacquiao stated. “Both Spence and Ugas are aggressive fighters, which I like.”

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The stance swap won’t result in a teaching concern, Pacquiao stated. “I often take into account myself a bipartisan boxer. I am happy to battle possibly suitable-handed or southpaw fighters,” he stated. “It’s no dilemma for me at all to swap the types I’m likely to face.” Ugas, 26-4 with twelve knockouts, was handed the WBA crown in January right after 8-division champion Pacquiao, sixty two-seven with two drawn and 39 knockouts, was stripped of the title for inactivity.

Pacquiao has not fought considering the fact that taking the WBA belt from American Keith Thurman by break up choice in July 2019.

“Ugas is a champion due to the fact they gave him my belt. Now, we have to settle it within of the ring,” Pacquiao stated.

“In the conclude, I want to get the belts. I’m so excited for this championship battle and I never treatment if I’m the challenger or champion coming into it. We’ll see who is the champion.” Ugas understands the very last-moment swap has developed the largest battle of his job, what could be his finest triumph if he can pull off an upset.

“I’m fighting for my legacy,” Ugas stated. “This is the most crucial battle of my everyday living.

“I’m very well mindful that Pacquiao is the favourite. But at the exact time, I’m a champion. I’ve confronted so many powerful opponents to get to where I am. I have whole self esteem in myself and my ability to get a victory.”