This weekend brings the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring. We aren’t getting the megafight with Errol Spence, Jr., but we’re still getting a title fight that should offer some entertainment value. After Spence withdrew ten days ago due to an eye injury, WBA Super welterweight champ Yordenis Ugas was moved up from the co-main event to face Pacquiao.
The main card for Saturday’s fight gets underway at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET and the main event is expected to start sometime around 11:30 p.m. This is going to air on FOX Sports PPV and YouTube PPV. The card will cost $74.99.
The most intriguing storyline for this fight is the belt itself that is on the line. Pacquiao won the Super version of the WBA’s welterweight title in July 2019 when he beat Keith Thurman in a split decision. The WBA stripped Pacquiao of the title this past January due to inactivity. The organizing body then promoted Ugas into the Super belt. Ugas won the WBA’s Regular title in September 2020 when he beat Abel Ramos in a split decision.
That means Ugas won a title last held by Pacquiao without having to beat Pacquiao. Pacquiao-Spence would have been a significantly bigger fight for welterweight supremacy, but this is still interesting. Pacquiao was an underdog against Spence, but comes into this fight as a -360 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.
How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas
Manny Pacquiao: -360
Yordenis Ugas: +275
10.5: Over -210, under 10.5
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
Main event: Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas for Ugas’ WBA Super welterweight title
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