Both fighting under the MP Promotions, Manny Pacquiao and John Riel Casimero, both
Filipinos, are now tasked to fight Cuban boxers named Yordenis Ugas and Guillermo
The Pinoy-Cuban showdown will begin with Casimero-Rigondeaux on August 14 th for
the World Boxing Organization bantamweight belt. Casimero who is under Pacquiao will
defend his belt against the 40-year Rigondeaux as his initial fight with fellow Filipno
Nonito Donaire was called off.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao will face his last-minute replacement opponent on August 21 st for
the WBA welterweight belt. Pacquiao now has the chance to reclaim the belt the WBA
stripped him off last year due to his long inactivity in the ring.
It was a quick turnaround for Pacquiao as his long-anticipated fight against top
welterweight Errol Spence was force to withdraw due to an eye injury.
Nonetheless, both Filipinos are continuing their training with applied changes to adapt to
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