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Errol Spence Jr called out by Yordenis Ugas after Cuban steps in for injured American and beats returning Manny Pacquiao

, Errol Spence Jr called out by Yordenis Ugas after Cuban steps in for injured American and beats returning Manny Pacquiao

YORDENIS UGAS has made a beeline for WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr following his decision victory over Manny Pacquiao.

The Cuban produced a career-best performance in Las Vegas early on Sunday morning to earn a unanimous decision victory over the eight-weight world champion.

Yordenis Ugas cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao on Sunday morning
And the Cuban has now set his sights on a showdown with Errol Spence Jr

And the WBA welterweight king made his desire to unify the division known seconds after having his hand raised.

The Olympic silver medallist said: “Now the plan is to unify the title at welterweight.

“Everybody said that he was the champion, now we know who the real champion is.”

When asked if if ‘that means Errol Spence’, the 35-year-old replied: “He is next one on the list that I want to fight.

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“But most of all, I’m praying that he recuperates.”

Spence Jr, 31, was due to face Pacquiao this weekend but was forced to withdraw from their tasty 147lb showdown with a detached retina.

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The Truth was one of several interested observers of the fight and took to Twitter after the final bell.

Spence Jr, who boxing fans are desperate to see lock horns with WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford, first tweeted a cool-face emoji.

He then sent a direct message to Ugas, tweeting: “Good s**t @YordenisUgas.”

Defeat to Ugas was the eighth of Pacquiao‘s legendary 26-year career.

And the beloved 42-year-old admits retirement could soon be on the cards.

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Pacman, who plans to run for the presidency in his homeland of the Philippines, said: “I don’t know if I’ll fight again.

“Let me relax and think about it. “I want to help my people.”

In his post-fight press conference, he added: “In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao to fight again in the ring.

“I don’t know. But for how many decades, I’m so happy with what I’ve done in boxing.

, Errol Spence Jr called out by Yordenis Ugas after Cuban steps in for injured American and beats returning Manny Pacquiao

“I contribute a record in boxing also and to make boxing the top.

“And especially bring honour to my country and the Filipino people.

“I’m so proud to be a Filipino and thankful to all the fans all over the world.”


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