Results, winner: Pacquiao vs Ugas

MANILA, Philippines – Cuban Yordenis Ugas defeated the Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in 12-round unanimous decision victory to retain the WBA welterweight championship on Saturday, August 21 (Sunday, August 22, Manila time).

BREAKING NEWSYordenis Ugas beats Manny Pacquiao in unanimous decision

Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112, giving Ugas his 27th victory as a professional and cementing his reign as the "super" champion.

Pacquiao vs Ugas is the main event of a pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Pacquiao was more aggressive throughout the bout but it was not enough against the taller and younger boxer.

"I'm sorry we lost tonight, I did my best," Pacquiao said after losing to Ugas. He admitted that he had a hard time adjusting to opponent's body style in the ring and his legs felt tight during the fight.

This gives Ugas his 27th victory as a professional and legitimizing his reign as the "super" champion.

“You’re supposed to win the belt in the ring,” Pacquiao said after the WBA stripped the title from him in January and given to Ugas.

It was initially a showdown with undefeated WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. but turned into a battle against 35-year-old Cuba's Olympic bronze medalist. Spence was forced to pull out of the bout with Pacquiao due to suffering an injury to his left eye.

Pacquiao, considered as the future Hall of Famer, has won championships in eight different divisions.

SEE ALSO: How to watch Pacquiao vs Ugas fight on free TV, live streaming

Earlier, Filipino Mark Magsayo won the WBC featherweight title as he remained undefeated in 23 fights with a knockout win over Mexican Julio Ceja in the undercard.

— The Summit Express

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