With today’s weigh-in completed, Saturday night’s PBC pay-per-view is set, with all four fights, including the main event between Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas, ready to go.
The 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO) weighed in at 146 pounds, just a pound shy of the 147-pound limit, while WBA champion Ugas (26-4, 12 KO) was right on the 147-pound limit, thus the fight is set at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Starting at 9 p.m. ET tomorrow night, Bad Left Hook will broadcast complete live coverage of the event, including round-by-round coverage of each fight as well as instant post-fight reviews and analysis.
Also good is the show’s other worldwide competition. Robert Guerrero (36-6-1, 20 KO) weighed a pound above the standard wiggle-room for the non-title combat at 1463⁄4 with Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KO) at 148, which is not a title, 10-round battle.
Guerrero, 38, has won three straight fights against very limited competition, but he hasn’t fought since September of this year, so he’s been out of the ring for little over two years, and he was struggling against strong opponents before that. Ortiz, 34, hasn’t fought since a lucky draw against Devon Alexander in February 2018, and, like Guerrero, it’s been a long time since he’s beaten anyone noteworthy — realistically, it’s been a decade since his Fight of the Year contender win over Andre Berto in 2011, which set him up for a string of bad losses. There’s no way to know what we’ll receive with Guerrero-Ortiz, but he appears to be well-matched on paper.
The PPV broadcast will be opened by two featherweight fights, each of which is a younger and unsaturated fight against a veteran. Mark Magsayo (21-0 and 15 Ko), who weighs in at 125 1⁄2 and 125, takes Julio Ceja (32 4-1 and 28 Ko) in one of them. Carlos Castro (26-0, 11 KO) will take over Oscar Escandon, with fighters scale 125 1/12 and 125 3. In the opener will be Carlos Castro (26-0, 18 KO). Magsayo-Ceja shall be set for 12 rounds, and Castro-Escandon shall be set for 10 rounds.
Source: MSN Sports