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Yordenis Ugas looks towards Errol Spence after defending title against Manny Pacquiao

Father Time finally collects from 'The Pacman'

WBA “super” welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas shocked the world Saturday night in Las Vegas to the dismay of Manny Pacquiao fans.

Ugas scored a 116-112, 115-113, and 116-112 victory on 11 days notice at the T-Mobile arena. He was originally set to fight Fabian Maidana in the co-main event.

Despite Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs) throwing twice as many punches (815-405), Ugas (27-4-0, 12 KOs) connected on more punches (151-130).

Pacquiao, 42, wilted and was caught flat-footed under the strength and activity of Ugas. He was returning to the ring since defeating Keith Thurman by split-decision in July 2019. He was non-committal in the post-fight interview to retirement.

The Philippines election is scheduled to open in May 2022 and Pacquiao is expected to run for president.

In the meantime, Ugas is expected to pursue unifying the welterweight title with the man he replaced, WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence, who bowed out of the contest with an eye injury.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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