Boxing legend Pacquiao loses in comeback bout

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Boxing fable Manny Pacquiao's instrumentality to the ringing ended successful defeat, going down via unanimous determination to Cuba's Yordenis Ugas.

It was Pacman's archetypal combat successful 2 years, and his archetypal nonaccomplishment since being beaten by Jeff Horn successful Brisbane backmost successful 2017.

"Could this beryllium the last circular successful the vocation of Manny Pacquiao?" Was the question asked connected commentary arsenic the combat entered the 12th, with Ugas up connected each 3 cards.

American boxer Regis Prograis was watching the fight, and aft seeing a ascendant show from Ugas said that "Win oregon suffer this should astir apt beryllium his past fight."

In what felt similar a formality, it was announced that the 3 judges scored the combat 115-113, 116-112, 116-112 successful favour of Ugas to a muted reception from a pro-Pacquiao assemblage successful Las Vegas.

"I told you, I americium the champion of the WBA and I showed it tonight," Ugas said afterwards.

"He's a large competitor, but I came successful present to amusement that I americium the champion."

Manny Pacquiao punches Yordenis Ugas during their rubric fight. (Getty)

The 42-year-old Pacquiao shrugged disconnected the inevitable questions of retirement.

"I don't know. Let maine unbend archetypal and marque a determination connected if I proceed to combat oregon not," helium said.

"I'm truthful thankful to the fans for coming present to witnesser the combat live.

"I'm atrocious that I mislaid tonight, but I did my champion - I apologise."

He was besides asked if helium would beryllium moving for president of his location federation adjacent year.

"I volition marque a last announcement adjacent month, I cognize that I'm facing a large occupation successful much hard worlds than boxing. But I privation to assistance the people."

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