Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao is ready to make his return to the ring. After nearly two full years away, "PacMan" is back in Las Vegas in the main event of a PBC on Fox PPV event to take on WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas.
Pacquiao earned the WBA strap in last outing with a decision win over Keith Thurman in September 2019. But with the Filipino legend out of commission, the sanctioning body promoted him to "champion in recess" to open up the title once more to the rest of the division.
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Ugas, meanwhile, is not someone who can be looked over. At 35, the Cuban has just one defeat in 12 trips to the ring since 2015 with the lone loss coming by disputed decision to Shawn Porter for the vacant WBC title. He's taken on some of the best in the world at 147 pounds, including victories over Jamal James, Thomas Dulorme, Ray Robinson, Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abel Ramos.
Three more bouts fill out the undercard at T-Mobile Arena after the pair of fighters were forced out of action with injuries. Most notably, a bout between veterans at welterweight got the bump to co-main event when Robert Guerrero faces off with Victor Ortiz. Plus, Filipino slugger Mark Magsayo gets his chance to move one step closer to a world title in a featured bout at featherweight when he takes on former champion Julio Ceja. Those two will meet in a WBC title eliminator. And Carlos Castro and Oscar Escandon gets things started early in a 10-round featherweight contest.
Here's how you can catch all the action in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
- Date: Aug. 21 | Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main event set approximately for midnight ET)
- How to watch: FOX PPV | Price: $74.99
- Stream: Fox Sports app
Pacquiao vs. Ugas fight card, odds
- Manny Pacquiao -360 vs. Yordenis Ugas +280, WBA welterweight championship
- Robert Guerrero -125 vs. Victor Ortiz -105, welterweight
- Mark Magsayo -270 vs. Julio Ceja +220, WBC featherweight title eliminator
- Carlos Castro -1100 vs. Oscar Escandon +700, featherweight