Manny Pacquiao looked in top shape as he weighed in just a few pounds lighter than Yordenis Ugas for their WBA’super’ welterweight title battle in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao weighs 146 pounds, while Ugas weighs 147 pounds, and the fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.
After becoming engaged in a contentious world title fight, Pacquiao has vowed to deliver an explosive victory against Ugas.
In 2019, the boxing superstar won the WBA championship with a points victory over Keith Thurman, but owing to inactivity, the governing body stripped him of the title and promoted Ugas to’super’ champion.
“I never take this fight lightly,” said Pacquiao.
“Of course I don’t want to be over confident for this fight, but I want to make sure that tomorrow night, we’re going to have the victory and the fans will be happy.
“Tomorrow night I will do my best. I’ll give my best to the fans and of course for my country. This fight will be dedicated to the Philippine people.”
But Ugas is attempting to pull off a stunning upset victory, which could force the 42-year-old Pacquiao to reconsider his future in the sport.
“Being in the ring with a legend like Manny Pacquiao, I have a lot of respect for him, so I’m very excited,” said Ugas.
“But all respect is finished after we get in the ring tomorrow.
“I’m definitely very emotional and very excited for this opportunity, and I have the belt.
“Whoever wins tomorrow, gets the belt, but right now I’m the champion and I’m ready.”
Source: MSN Sports