The world reacts to Yordenis Ugas' upset victory over Manny Pacquiao

Yordenis Ugas defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to retain his welterweight title in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher

An opportunity to face a future Hall of Famer and one of boxing's all-time pound-for-pound best doesn't happen every day, and even less often does such a fight come together 11 days out. But Yordenis Ugas took that opportunity against Manny Pacquiao, and successfully defended his WBA welterweight world title on one of the biggest stages in boxing.

It's the biggest win of Ugas' career, which has come a long way from a two-year hiatus. Naturally, the boxing world and some of its biggest fans were quick to praise Ugas' performance against Pacquiao, and some expressed their pleasant surprise that the judges got the scorecards right in handing Ugas a unanimous decision victory.

That group included the other fighters who currently hold world titles in the division -- Errol Spence Jr., Pacquiao's originally scheduled opponent, and Terence Crawford.