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Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas Odds and Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Aug 20, 2021 · 12:11 PM PDT

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas odds
Manny Pacquiao takes on Yordenis Ugas in the welterweight division. Can Pacquiao down Ugas in his return to the ring?
  • Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas goes Saturday, August 21st at 9 PM EST
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Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas kicks off in the coming days. The fistic fireworks transpire at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and broadcasts on FOX Sports PPV. Pacquiao is a resounding favorite in the most recent odds from FanDuel.

The WBA wuper world welterweight title is on the line a Pacquiao defends against the WBA Regular welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas Odds

Fighter Odds at FanDuel
Manny Pacquiao -430
Yordenis Ugas +300

Odds as of August 18th

This boxing bout features two individuals who are at fairly different junctures in their careers.

A classic crossroads fight with the established champion looking for one more triumphant win versus the hungry rising star looking for a big name value victory.

The Long Road of Manny Pacquiao

This is a curious bout because one of the biggest variables is which Pacquiao shows up. The 42-year-old was faced with a lot of similar rhetoric heading into his last bout with Keith Thurman.

Pacquiao vs Ugas Recent Fights

Keith Thurman, win via split decision Fight 1 Abel Ramos, win via split decision
Adrien Broner, win via unanimous decision Fight 2 Mike Dallas Jr, win via RTD
Lucas Matthysse, win via TKO Fight 3 Omar Figueroa Jr, win via unanimous decision
 Jeff Horn, loss via unanimous decision Fight 4 Shawn Porter, loss via split decision

A contest that reinvigorated sentiments around Pacquiao’s fight career. But perhaps in a way that can obfuscate the reality of what he’s going to be capable of after four decades of world title fights.

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The two-year dormancy between this bout and Pacquiao’s last fight has caused pundits to question if the eight-division world champion still has a bit more in the tank. Some more tread on the tires for yet another exemplary performance on Saturday night.

After Errol Spence Jr fell out from the Pacquiao bout via injury, Ugas embraced his opening to step up.

Yordenis Ugas’ Pugilistic Path

While this fight doesn’t have the same marquee value in as far as popping a PPV buy rate, Ugas is still among one of the best 147 pounders on the planet.

Both Yordenis Ugas and Pacquiao are ranked within the top five of their 5weight category by The Ring.

Some look at Ugas’ defeat to Shawn Porter as a sign he cannot hang with the divisional elites. But also, many thought Ugas should have gotten that nod over Porter.

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At this juncture in his legendary run, any of these fights can be Pacquiao’s last. With his 43rd birthday looming in December, he could ride off into the sunset to dig deeper into his political career in the Philippines win, lose, or draw this weekend.

A win for Ugas here could really bolster his brand as it were. Jettisoning him towards some possible top-of-the-marquee bouts with guys like the aforementioned Errol Spence Jr.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas Tale of the Tape

62-7-2 Record 26-4
39 Knockouts 12
5’5.5 Height 5’9
67″ Reach 69″
Southpaw Stance Orthodox

This contest will showcase a level of pugilistic parity that belies the chasm-sized gap in the betting lines.

I think Yordenis Ugas will really put himself on the radars of people who solely know Pacquiao and are seeing Ugas ply his trade for the first time.

That being said, I think Manny Pacquiao realizes the gravity of this moment, and making inferences from his prior track record, I can see him figuring out how to get it done. Pulling out a victory from what should be a back and forth, competitive contest.

Pick: Manny Pacquiao (-430)

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