Pacquiao open to rematch with Ugas, says US report

Pacquiao makes his solution to the hoop for his WBA welterweight identify combat in opposition to Yordenis Ugas at T-Cellular Enviornment on August 21, 2021 in Las Vegas. Ugas retained his identify by means of unanimous determination. Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures by the use of AFP

Manny Pacquiao has refused to rule out a rematch with WBA champion Yordenis Ugas following his disillusioned defeat to the Cuban remaining weekend, which nudged the Filipino boxing celebrity ever nearer to retirement.

Pacquiao, 42, informed The Athletic website online that he might imagine preventing Ugas once more in January following his unanimous determination loss to the 35-year-old in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“Sure, I will come again in January. I can see about it,” Pacquiao told the website. “I do know I will rematch him if I need. I will simply want to inform (promoter) Al Haymon. That may be no downside.” 

Ugas mentioned within the aftermath of his win on Saturday, the place he clinically picked off Pacquiao from lengthy vary to attain a deserved victory, that he can be prepared to supply the eight-division global champion a rematch.

Pacquiao — who’s mulling a bid for the presidency of the Philippines — mentioned on Saturday he would possibly now not combat once more after the 8th lack of his glittering 26-year skilled occupation.

Then again, he informed The Athletic he may well be tempted by means of a 2d Ugas combat, admitting he used to be nonetheless baffled by means of the character of remaining weekend’s loss.

“I can take into consideration it as a result of I will’t imagine that some of the absolute best combatants I ever confronted did that,” mentioned Pacquiao, who has blamed cramping in his legs for his leaden-footed efficiency.

“He do not need touched me. After I moved right here (to the appropriate), I had not anything. You understand how I transfer. You’ve gotten noticed it such a lot of instances.

“(Ugas) most effective had one taste, and I will have to’ve been in a position to simply transfer away — you will have noticed how I’ve moved in my fights prior to. I could not transfer on this combat. My legs simply stopped.”