Ugas beats Pacquiao on 11 days' notice to retain WBA welterweight belt

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Yordenis Ugas defended his WBA "super" welterweight title with a unanimous-decision victory (115-113, 116-112, 116-112) over Manny Pacquiao at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Ugas took the fight on 11 days' notice after Errol Spence Jr. pulled out because of an injury. He gained steam over the second half of the bout and got the better of Pacquiao in the late rounds.

The 35-year-old Cuban ran his professional record to 26-4.

Pacquiao said afterward he had trouble moving in the ring due to tight legs, according to The Athletic's Lance Pugmire. The 42-year-old also wouldn't confirm if Saturday's loss was the final match of his career.

"In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao again to fight in the ring," the boxer said, according to The Associated Press. "I don't know, but I'm so happy for what I've accomplished."

Pacquiao lost for just the fifth time in a title fight, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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