Manny Pacquiao, one of boxing’s living legends, returns to the ring at 42 years old in the early hours of Sunday morning when he faces Yordenis Ugas for the WBA world welterweight title. Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas live stream: How to watch fight online and on TV
Filipino legend returns to the ring with the WBA’s world welterweight title on the line. In one of the most anticipated boxing fights on the year, 42-year-old legend Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines (62-7-2, 39 KOs) will face 35-year-old Cuban boxer Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) with the WBA welterweight championship title belt on the line on Saturday, August 21, 2021 (8/21/21) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao had initially been set to face unbeaten champion Errol Spence Jr, however, the American was forced to withdraw after scans revealed damage to his eye.
On paper Ugas, who’s won 10 of his last 11 bouts, represents a significantly less fearsome opponent, however, the Cuban is still a very accomplished fighter and Pacquiao pledged not to take the challenge lightly.
“I want to tell the fans that I do not take Ugas lightly. It will be a great fight. It will be aggressive and I know I will make the fans happy,” he said.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight:
When and where is the fight?
The fight is on Saturday, 21 August, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What time are the ring walks?
The main show is kicking off at 9 pm ET (2 am BST), with the main event due to start by 11:30 pm ET (4:30 am BST).
What TV channel is the fight on and is there a live stream?
You can watch the fight in the US with Showtime while UK fight fans can watch Pacquiao in action on Sky Sports, where the broadcast is due to start at 2am BST on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the fight live on the Sky Go app.
Tale of the tape
Born: December 17, 1978
Height: 5-5 ½
Reach: 67 inches
Total Fights: 71
Record: 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts
Born: July 14, 1986
Reach: 69 inches
Total Fights: 30
Record: 26-4 with 12 knockouts
Full fight undercard
Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas for Ugas' WBA (super) Welterweight title Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz; Welterweight Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja; Featherweight Carlos Castro vs. Oscar Escandon; Junior Featherweight Frank Martin vs. Ryan Kielczweski; Lightweight Jose Valenzuela vs. Esteban Sanchez; Lightweight Steven Torres vs. Justin Rolfe; Heavyweight Burley Brooks vs. Cameron Rivera; Super Middleweight John Dato vs. Angel Contreras; Featherweight Mikel Spencer vs. TBA; Lightweight
Pacquiao - 1/4
Pacquiao by knockout - 7/4
Pacquiao by decision - 11/10
Draw - 20/1
Ugas - 3/1
Ugas by knockout - 9/2
Ugas by decision - 12/1
Tonight at 9 pm ET on pay-per-view, the legendary Manny Pacquiao returns to challenge Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight title in the main event from Las Vegas.
We’ll be here with full live coverage, all of the updates posted in this stream, including round-by-round for all four bouts from Wil Esco:
Pacquiao, 42, is looking to keep his iconic career going, but a loss here could mean this will be the last fight we ever see from Manny. And Ugas will definitely be looking to make that happen, but he’s hardly the first man to try and send Pacquiao into retirement.