Manny Pacquiao, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane: 25 of the best sports images of the week

We pick out some of the most memorable pictures from the last seven days

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This week might have seen the last fight of one of the all-time great boxers when Manny Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas.

Taking part in his first bout in two years, the Filipino was beaten by his Cuban opponent in a unanimous decision in their WBA welterweight title fight.

Ugas, 35, frustrated his 42-year-old opponent to take the honours on all three cards — 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112 — in front of a 17,438 supporters at the T-Mobile Arena.

“I'm sorry that we lost tonight, but you know, I did my best, but my best wasn’t good enough,” Pacquiao said after the fight.”

In the world of football, it was another busy week in the Premier League. On Saturday, reigning champions Manchester City crushed Norwich 5-0 when £100 million ($138.5m) man Jack Grealish opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium.

Romelu Lukaku, another expensive summer purchase at £97.5m, was also on target as he made his first appearance back at Chelsea since 2014. The Blues ran out 2-0 winners against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was playing his first game of the new season after a summer of transfer speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City. Kane came on as second-half substitute as Spurs defeated Wolves 1-0.

We have picked out 25 memorable images from the last seven days of sporting action in the photo gallery above.


Updated: August 23, 2021, 6:28 AM
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