This weekend, 🥉🇨🇺Yordenis Ugas (25-4-0, 12KO) gets back to work, and he has his eyes on nabbing the vacant secondary WBA Welterweight title belt against Arizona’s upset-minded 🇺🇸Abel Ramos (26-3-2, 20KO).
A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE – With the “secondary” WBA title realistically masquerading as a #1 contender berth in the organizations convoluted ranking system, both Ugas and Ramos have potential bigger fights in mind, and want to use this belt as a little leverage to get one of the Champions in the division to look their way for a big fight.
Ugas, after dropping 3 fights between the years 2012-2014, stepped his game up, and has proven to be a consistent performer, who is widely regarded as a top-7 Welterweight.
The 34 year old Cuban former amateur standout had his taste at the title picture when he went to combat against top Welterweight mainstay 🇺🇸“Showtime” Shawn Porter in March of 2019 – a fight that was too close for comfort for Porter who came in as the Champion, and escaped with his WBC title belt.
Porter however could not escape scrutiny as at least half of the observers that watched that fight firmly believe that Ugas should have squeaked out a narrow victory on the cards. Yordenis quest towards obtaining one of the 4 major belts continues, and a win over Ramos would put him 🪜one step closer to getting a second shot at his professional dream.
ABEL RAMOS IN THE GYM
Ramos knows (as the rest of the world understands) that he will come into the contest as the underdog, but he doesn’t care about his positioning as much as he cares about getting a major opportunity against a top-Welterweight. He had 2 step-up opportunities in recent years, dropping a close majority decision against 🇺🇸Jamal James, and losing a clear unanimous decision to Junior-Welterweight standout and former IBF World Titlist 🇧🇾Ivan Baranchyk.
Third times the charm? he will have to be on his A-game to garner up a little luck to change his fortune. This fight will be televised on 📺FOX Sunday night, and will be fought at the Microsoft Theater in California as the cards feature headliner.