Manny Pacquiao registered 146 pounds, and Yordenis Ugas of Cuba tipped the scales at 147 pounds during Friday’s (US time) weigh-in ahead of their clash for the World Boxing Association super welterweight title.
Pacquiao, known for his low-profile demeanor at pre-fight events, was his usual modest self when asked about his chances against Ugas.
“I’m never taking this fight lightly. Of course, I don’t want to be overconfident, but I want to make sure that tomorrow night we’ll (get) the victory. God willing, the fans will be happy,” said Pacquiao, who will challenge for Ugas’ WBA belt.
Ugas, who came in as a replacement opponent for injured Errol Spence Jr., said he is eager to take on a fighter of Pacquiao’s stature.
“I have a lot of respect for him so I’m very excited, but all respect is finished after we get on the ring (Saturday, US time),” Ugas said.
Manny Pacquiao 146 vs. Yordenis Ugas 147
(WBA welterweight title)
Robert Guerrero 146.75 vs. Victor Ortiz 148
Mark Magsayo 125.5 vs. Julio Ceja 125
Carlos Castro 125.5 vs. Oscar Escandon 125.75
Frank Martin 135 vs. Ryan Kielczweski 134.8
Steven Torres 250 vs. Justin Rolfe 257.8
Jose Valenzuela 135 vs. Donte Strayhorn 134.4
John Dato 125.6 vs. Angel Antonio Contreras 127
Mickel Clements 134.8 vs. Eliseo Villalobos 133.8
Burley Brooks 171 vs. Cameron Sevilla Rivera 170.4
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: PPV, FOX