By: Lyle Mark Bulado
Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring for quite possibly the final time when he took on WBA welterweight titleholder Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas on Saturday on FOX PPV. The former eight-division champion was originally slated to fight Errol Spence Jr., but the unified welterweight champion had to bow out with a torn retina in his left eye earlier this month.
Ugas won a unanimous decision and immediately sparked questions about Pacquiao, 42, potentially going into retirement.
Manny Pacquiao is 42 years old and just lost a unanimous decision to Yordenis Ugas so the big question is will Pacquiao retire? In the post-fight interview, Pacquiao said a brief, "I don't know. Let me rest first and relax and make a decision if I fight again."
He also said he will make a final announcement next month on whether or not he will run for president of the Philippines. Pacquiao said he didn't make enough adjustments and his legs were tight, which contributed to why he didn't move as much.
Ugas said, through a translator, in the post-fight interview that he prays Pacquiao will fight again.
The pay-per-view had three fights on the undercard before Pacquiao-Ugas took place at T-Mobile Arena.