HINDI magiging madali ang laban ni Manny Pacquiao kontra Yordenis Ugas bagama’t hindi ito kasing sikat ni Errol Spence Jr., ayon kay coach Freddie Roach.
“This guy is from Cuba. Cuba has a great boxing team. He’s had good fights. He’s had a couple good wins in his past,” pahayag ni Roach sa Boxing Scene.
Si Spencer ay pinalitan ni Ugas bilang kalaban ng Pinoy boxing icon makaraang magtamo ang una ng eye injury.
Bagama’t bahagyang mas maliit kumpara kay Spence, si Ugas ay may taas pa ring 5-foot-9 at may 69-inch reach. Siya rin ang reigning “super” WBA welterweight champion.
“He’s a great puncher and he goes for the home run quite a bit. I saw him go for the home run on one of the tapes and he fell down. He does go for it,” sabi ni Roach.
“He is a big puncher and coming from the Cuban background, he knows how to fight. That’s for sure. This might not be as big a name, but he’s a very quality opponent.”
Samantala, si Pacquiao, 42, ay may taas na 5-foot-6 1/2 at may 67-inch reach.
Gayunman ay may bentahe si Pacquiao sa bilis at eksperyensiya.