Yordenis Ugas vs Manny Pacquiao Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
YORDENIS UGAS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
117
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
111

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Yordenis Ugas

Manny Pacquiao



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Round 1- Ugas becomes more and more consistent with the jab as the round goes on, as Pacquiao is looking to get in close to land combinations. He has mild success doing this, enabling him to move Ugas around the ring, throw off his balance and land a few eye-catching right hooks and left hands to punctuate. Ugas smiles and nods at a left hand mid-round. Ugas is waiting for counter right hands, but Pacquiao had the better offense and ring generalship throughout.

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Round 2- Ugas seems to have already found his rhythm as well figure out Pacquiao’s timing. Both rely on the jab in the first half and Ugas is able to outjab him effortlessly. Along with his reach advantage, Ugas is staying outside of Pac’s lead foot, jabbing with more frequency along with accuracy and power, as he doubles up on the shot. Ugas is using the “one” to set up some body shots and lands counter right hands to the body and head whenever Pacquiao is in close. The crowd gets hyped whenever Pacquiao lands anything, but this round clearly was not his. Impressive round by Ugas.

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Round 3- Early on, Pacquiao starts to counter the jab of Ugas, which he has is not utilizing as much as he did in the previous rounds. He is jumping in often and throwing flurries. While many of these shots are blocked, he still is able to get in several looping lefts to the head, even around the guard of Ugas. Pacquiao uses his famous jab-straight left to the body-chopping right hook combo to catch Ugas off balance and place him against the ropes late. Ugas tries to counter throughout, but is clearly outgunned in the exchanges. Most entertaining round yet.

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Round 4- Ugas shows effective defense throughout, catching a lot of Pacquiao’s offense on his gloves and arms or merely slipping out of the way. He is also countering Pacquiao frequently, and using the double-jab to land some looping right hands. Unlike the last round, Ugas is getting the better of the exchanges and taking less in return.

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Round 5- Pacquiao steps on the gas as Ugas steps off of it. While Ugas is landing some lead rights throughout, Pacquiao is rushing in and having some success with his combination-punching. Some exchanges occur late, and Pacquiao outlands Ugas during them by effectively mixing up his right hook and left hand. With Pacquiao building up a slight lead after five, Ugas would come on strong enough to pull away the remainder of this fight.

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Round 6- Even though his volume has seemingly decreased by a bit, Ugas controls this round with solid boxing. He is still landing the double-jab throughout and firing his looping right with frequency, occassionally landing it. Pacquiao is throwing more lead lefts and right hooks than flurries this time around, but Ugas is able to weave out of the way of many shots.

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Round 7- While Pacquiao is the aggressor, Ugas is the one doing the effective work. Pacquiao still has no answer for the jab, and Ugas is able to land some combinations and lead rights, while making Pacquiao miss.

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Round 8- Pacquiao gets more aggressive in this round, but Ugas is able to take advantage. This strategy causes Pacquiao to walk into some lead right hands and eat some clean counters in the exchanges. While Pac does score with some left hands, the impressive combination of timing and defense allows Ugas to dictate the exchanges.

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Round 9- Ugas starts to take advantage of Pacquiao’s aggression by leaning on him. The jab of Ugas is landing often and allowing him to land some combinations after. The body work of Ugas has been crucial in this fight, and it does well for him in this round.

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Round 10- Some rapid exchanges start the round off. While neither seems to edge this sequence, Pacquiao is still unable to capitalize during it or any other future exchange in the round. Ugas starts to impose his will, as he effectively blocks or slips combos before imposing his will and walking Pacquiao down, double-jabbing then landing a right to the head or body. The fact Ugas taunted him throughout with his smile and talking at one point probably did not make the round any less frustrating for Pacquiao. Good round, particularly for Ugas.

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Round 11- Both are showing facial swelling, but Pacquiao is suffering it under both of his eyes, compared to just one for Ugas. Pacquiao seems to be getting desperate, as he does what he can to lunge in and throw a flurry, but Ugas nullifies his offense with effective defense and clinching. Despite being offensively passive in this round, Ugas lands plenty of counter rights still.

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Round 12- Early into the round, the camera shows Pacquiao’s wife look saddened, as Ugas tags Pacquiao with a couple wild right hands. Pacquiao desperately tries to score with some big combinations, but the footwork and defense of Ugas keeps him safe, while his counter-punching skills allow him to make Pacquiao pay in return. The facial damage on Pacquiao is very apparent (he’d notably have both eyes shut for time after the fight), and Ugas does not do him any favors by blasting him with more repeated right hands. After 12 rounds, Ugas earns a well-deserved unanimous decision and a much-awaited signature win. On top of that, he was able to put an end to one of boxing’s greatest legacies. Everything about Ugas was so on point. His jab was terrific, his timing was fantastic, and his defense was a crucial factor in enabling him to win as many rounds as he did. Ugas was able to outclass Pacquiao throughout and win the second most decisive decision against him after Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if it was against an aged Pacquiao. I do think that a prime Pacquiao would be too much for Ugas at 140-147, but that is not to discredit Ugas at all. Sadly, Pacquiao was not able to turn back the clock again like he did against Thurman or make a new milestone in his career, as he did many times. His hand speed was still there, but his glorious footwork and movement was not, nor was his timing or defense, thus adding him on the list of greats that father time has taken down. It would have been better if Pacquiao retired after the excellent Thurman win. Not to discredit the excellent performance of Yordenis Ugas, but I personally feel that had Pacquiao successfully went through with the Spence fight, it would have been a more punishing loss for him at this stage. I actually had plans to go see this fight (particularly when Spence was in the picture) that did not fall through long story short, and I am glad that it happened since I would have hated to see one of my all time favorites finally show his age and get beaten up. Regardless of how it ended, Pacquiao goes down as an instant future hall of famer and an undeniable all time great, with a long list of incredible accomplishments and one of and arguably the best legacy that the sport has ever seen.