Watch LIVE: Pacquiao – Ugas live on FITE TV

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, an 8 x division champion who is also a senator in the Philippines, will take on Cuba’s Yordenis Ugás on Saturday, August 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fans can watch live via PPV on FITE in the U.S. and Canada beginning at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT (Preshow at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT).

Manny Pacquiao, Yordenis Ugas - Boxing News

This is Ugás. The one who has my belt,” said Pacquiao when Ugás was elevated from the event’s co-main after the original opponent, Errol Spence Jr. had to withdraw due to an eye injury. Pacquiao is 42 years old but is coming from three straight victories and 62 career wins and with titles in 8 different weight classes — including the WBA welterweight title which he eventually lost due to inactivity.

Ugás, who is 35 years old, won the vacant WBA belt in September 2020 with a win over Abel Ramos. This will be his first defense of the title.

Fighting Manny Pacquiao is very significant to me,” said Ugás. “It means the world to me. I’m not fighting for the money, I’m fighting for my legacy, and for my country. This is the most important fight of my life.”

Pacquiao believes the surprise matchup holds its own meaning:

It seems like a coincidence or something. But I believe that it’s God’s plan. It happened that way for a purpose,” Pacquiao said.

The Premier Boxing Champions card also features the matchup of former world champions and all-action brawlers Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and “Vicious” Víctor Ortiz and unbeaten featherweight contender Mark Magsayo battling former world champion Julio Ceja.

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