This weekend will bring us the return of Manny Pacquiao. We will not get quite the super-fight we were expecting with him facing Errol Spence, Jr., but we could still be in line for a fun one. Pacquiao will face Yordenis Ugas for the WBA Super welterweight title on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao is a sizable but not overwhelming favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at -360 to win while Ugas is a +275 underdog. Pacquiao winning by decision is the favored outcome at +110, with Pacquiao by KO, TKO, or DQ next at +175.
Pacquiao was set to face Spence for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles, and would have been an underdog in that fight. When Spence withdrew due to an eye injury, Pacquiao was a +170 underdog and Spence was a -210 favorite. Spence is 27-0 and has held at least one version of the welterweight title dating back to May 2017.
Ugas comes into the fight as the replacement with a record of 26-4. He claimed the WBA title in his last fight and has won three straight since losing a March 2019 split decision to Shawn Porter in a fight for the WBC title. Spence also fought Porter, winning a split decision in September 2018 to add the WBC title to his IBF title.
Pacquiao enters the fight with a record of 62-7-2, but the 42-year old boxer is making his first appearance in the ring since July 2019. He beat Keith Thurman via split decision to claim the WBA Super welterweight title. He was stripped of the title this past January and Ugas was elevated from “regular” champ to “super” champ. Pacquiao was named “champion in recess.”
Current odds for Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas
Manny Pacquiao: -360
Yordenis Ugas: +275
Over 10.5: -210
Under 10.5: +170
Pacquiao by decision or technical decision: +110
Pacquiao by KO, TKO, or DQ: +175
Ugas by decision or technical decision: +400
Ugas by KO, TKO, or DQ: +1000
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