Manny Pacquiao has refused to rule out a rematch with WBA winner Yordenis Ugas following his upset defeat to the Cuban past weekend, which nudged the Filipino boxing star ever nearer to retirement.
Pacquiao, 42, instructed The Athletic site that he may look at combating Ugas all over again in January following his unanimous determination loss to the 35-year-previous in Las Vegas on Saturday.
“Yes, I can arrive back in January. I will see about it,” Pacquiao instructed the site. “I know I can rematch him if I want. I’ll just have to have to notify (promoter) Al Haymon. That would be no dilemma.” Ugas explained in the aftermath of his win on Saturday, where by he clinically picked off Pacquiao from extensive array to rating a deserved victory, that he would be ready to present the eight-division earth winner a rematch.
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Pacquiao — who is mulling a bid for the presidency of the Philippines — explained on Saturday he could possibly not struggle all over again following the eighth loss of his glittering 26-year skilled vocation.
Nonetheless, he instructed The Athletic he could be tempted by a next Ugas struggle, admitting he was even now baffled by the character of past weekend’s loss.
“I will consider about it due to the fact I simply cannot feel that one of the best opponents I ever faced did that,” explained Pacquiao, who has blamed cramping in his legs for his leaden-footed effectiveness.
“He should not have touched me. When I moved listed here (to the proper), I had nothing at all. You know how I shift. You have noticed it so numerous periods.
“(Ugas) only had one style, and I should’ve been able to quickly shift away — you’ve noticed how I have moved in my fights in advance of. I could not shift in this struggle. My legs just stopped.”