Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao Goes Down in Defeat

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Boxing all-time great Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas Saturday night in Las Vegas in what may be the final fight of his legendary career. Though he came in as a heavy favorite against the unheralded WBA welterweight champion who was a late replacement opponent, Pacquiao, at 42, finally appeared to be showing his age in dropping a unanimous decision.

Fighting for the first time in two years, Pacquiao started the match darting in and out, firing off combinations with his trademark fast hands. But Ugas, with his guard kept high, picked off many of the blows. As Pacquiao slowed a bit in the later rounds, Ugas landed a number of hard right hands that sealed the bout for him. A senator in his native Philippines, Pacquiao hinted this might be his final fight as he considers a run for president next year. If so, he leaves behind a remarkable legacy that saw him win the flyweight championship back in 1998 and make unprecedented jumps in weight all the way up as high as junior middleweight where he won a title. Overall, he captured major and minor championships in eight different weight divisions.

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