Manny Pacquiao will go head to head against Yordenis Ugas this weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. Moreover, the two boxers will contest this fight for twelve rounds and the WBA Super welterweight title will be at stake. However, Pac-Man was originally scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr. on August 21.
But due to an unfortunate eye injury to Errol, he had to withdraw from the fight, and consequently, Yordenis Ugas accepted to fight against Manny as a replacement. Moving forward as we lead closer to the fight, Manny Pacquiao speaks about his future in boxing in an interview with Betway.
The Philippine boxer has denied giving any predictions for the bout but has revealed that he will be ready and prepared for everything this weekend. Pacquiao also hinted in the interview that he could retire after this fight and thus he has promised an outstanding display from his side on August 21.
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“Everything is at stake as this might be my last fight. I might as well finish the race with a spectacular performance.”
What could be the main reason behind Manny Pacquiao’s thoughts of retiring from boxing?
Manny Pacquiao is now 42 years old and as a result, with every passing year, it will get more and more difficult for him to compete at the highest level of the sport. Further, the age difference between him and his opponents will also play a significant role in the future. Because it is a known fact that as you start growing old, your reflexes start to slow down as compared to young fighters who are agile.
Moreover, recovery between fights could be one big reason behind Manny Pacquiao’s thoughts of walking away from boxing. “Although the recuperation period of a 42-year-old may not be the same as a 25-year-old fighter, I still love what I am doing. I’m enjoying training and I’m learning more about myself every day.”
From this interview, it is needless to say that, Manny Pacquiao is still passionate about competing against the best boxers in the world. But he is also aware that his body is not the same as it used to be. As a result, all eyes will be on Pac-Man this weekend as this could be his last professional boxing fight.