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Cuban Ugas Upsets Filipino Pacquiao to Retain Welterweight Title

Cuban Yordenis Ugas pulled off a stunning victory over 42-year-old former champion Manny Pacquiao with a unanimous decision to retain his WBA welterweight world title after an intense fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.   

The judges scored the fight 115-113, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of Ugas, who controlled the second half of the contest with his jab as the more aggressive Pacquiao struggled to land his punches on his return to the ring after a two-year absence.  

“Now the plan is to unify the title,” Ugas, 35, said in the ring through a translator. “Everyone said he was the champion, details ⇒

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