Manny Pacquiao has warned Yordenis Ugas that he wants to deliver a ruthless knockout as he believes the Cuban “took my belt” ahead of his weekend’s world title fight. The Filipino star returns to challenge Ugas for the WBA super-welterweight belt in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. At the age of 42, Pacquiao has revealed that his preparations have been more intense than for his last fight, and plans to inflict an explosive defeat on Ugas. The Pacman to win in rounds 4 to 6 is at odds of 15/2.
The second Test between West Indies and Pakistan starts in Kingston later today. The first Test ended in a thrilling one-wicket victory for West Indies, but Pakistan will be more settled this time round and are our selection to win this match.
Argentina vs South Africa: Although the Pumas are the “home side”, this game is being played at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, where the Springboks won 32-12 last week. The scoreline might not be as wide this time round, but the world champions should still win by between 10 and 15 points.
There are three Currie Cup matches this weekend. The Pumas (5th) are at home to the Cheetahs (6th), the Golden Lions (7th) take on the Sharks (2nd) and on Sunday it’s Griquas (4th) who host Western Province (3rd).
There’s a full round of English Premiership fixtures this weekend. See our blog here
The middleweight division will be under the spotlight on Saturday as contender hopefuls Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum meet in a Fight Night main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Cannonier (13-5) will look to rebound from his first loss as a UFC middleweight – to Robert Whittaker . The 37-year-old is ranked No3 by the UFC and is the favourite. Gastelum has a 17-7 record. and is the No9-ranked middleweight.
Suggested R48 place accumulator for Saturday’s meeting at Scottsville (50%):
1,6,7 x 10 x 1,3 x 6,8 x 8,10, x 2,3 x 6,9
Suggested R54 place accumulator for Sunday’s meeting a Turffontein (100%):
7 x 5 x 4 x 4,7,9 x 1,2,5 x 2,3 x 2,4,8