Yordenis Ugas fighting on Pacquio vs. Spence card, wants Thurman or Mikey Garcia ⋆ Boxing News 24


By Sean Jones: Yordenis Ugas says he’ll be combating within the co-feature spot on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr card on August twenty first on Fox Sports activities PPV.

WBA Tremendous World welterweight champion Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) isn’t positive who he’ll be combating on the Pacquiao-Spence card.

Ugas isn’t blissful that Pacquiao has determined to come back again after two years out of the ring and face Spence as a result of that was a battle that was going to take.

In a controversial transfer, the World Boxing Affiliation will reinstate the 42-year-old Pacquiao because the WBA Tremendous World 147-lb champion when he faces Spence. The place this leaves Ugas is unknown.

Ugas says he’s prepared to battle anybody on the August twenty first card, together with Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman, and Mikey Garcia.

Ugas to be co-feature on Pacquiao-Spence

“Let the WBA do what they need to do, however I used to be the one which was going to battle Errol Spence, and now impulsively, Manny Pacquiao has determined to come back out of retirement, and now they’re going to battle,” mentioned Yordenis Ugas to Fighthype.

“I’m going to be the co-main occasion on that [Pacquiao vs. Spence] present on August twenty first. I’m not annoyed. I’m persevering with to coach and battle.

“I don’t know who I’m going to battle on August twenty first. I don’t know why they’re ducking me, however I’m prepared to battle anyone.

“I actually don’t know, let one of the best man win,” Ugas mentioned concerning the Pacquiao vs. Spence battle,” mentioned Yordenis.

If Ugas has the WBA title in his possession nonetheless on August twenty first, that ought to enhance his probabilities of getting opponent.

But when the WBA strips Ugas by demoting him to present Pacquiao his title for the Spence battle, it might make it onerous for him to get opponent.

Yordenis needs Thurman or Mikey Garcia

“I really feel I’m a greater physique puncher than Errol Spence,” Ugas mentioned. “I’m prepared to battle anyone. Mikey Garcia, Keith Thurman, anyone.

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“Additionally, I’ll battle [Shawn] Porter once more. I’m going to begin calling these individuals out much more to see in the event that they’re prepared to battle.

“It was three years, and he’s quite a bit higher than he was again then,” Ugas mentioned when requested if Teofimo Lopez has improved since he sparred with him.

“100%, he’s going to win,” Ugas mentioned in predicting a victory for Teofimo over George Kambosos Jr on June nineteenth.

“He [Mikey] ought to keep up the place he’s combating at [147],” mentioned Ugas when informed that Mikey Garcia needs to go all the way down to 140 to problem Teofimo.

“My favourite fighter proper now could be Canelo Alvarez. Plant is excellent additionally,” Ugas mentioned when requested if David Benavidez is one of the best battle on the market for Canelo.

“Plant has an excellent fashion to present Canelo battle,” mentioned Ugas.

Thurman has already talked about that he can be prepared to battle Ugas if he nonetheless has his WBA title. However clearly, if the WBA strips Ugas from his belt, it’ll make it more durable for him to get a good opponent.


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