The Welterweights took centerstage for the main event, and it was Yordenis Ugas (26-4-0, 12KO) getting the victory against Abel Ramos (26-4-2, 20KO), becoming the new recipient of the secondary WBA belt, opening up future possibilities towards securing more big fights in the Welterweight division…now prepare for a rant. Continue reading “Ugas Dominates Ramos, Nearly Gets Knocked Out by Horrendous Scoring”
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). Continue reading “Welterweights Ugas and Ramos Go to Battle in FOX Headliner”
What was looked at as an interesting match-up of contenders resulted in a complete wipe out. Olympic Bronze-Medalist and current top Welterweight contender 🥉🇨🇺Yordenis Ugas (24-4-0, 11KO) thoroughly dismantled undefeated pressure fighter 🇺🇸Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-1-1, 19KO) through 12 rounds to give Figueroa the first loss of his professional career on the undercard of Thurman vs. Pacquiao. Continue reading “Ugas Shuts out Figueroa, Wins WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator”
The fight wasn’t particularly an entertaining one, or one that coaches will record and show their fighters to practice emulating, but it was a close, competitive fight throughout all 12 rounds.
By way of ridiculously contrasting scorecards, ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17KO) eeked out a split-decision victory over Yordenis Ugas (23-4-0, 11KO) for the first defense of his WBC Welterweight title belt.
In large, Porter used his improved footwork to try and offset Ugas counterpunching ability, to try and get him off balanced and exploit him at angles. Ugas main tactic was to keep him measured behind a lengthy power jab, looking to time Porter’s unorthodox technique, and find opportunities to counterpunch.
Ugas for large chunks of the fight stayed very measured, and found opportunities to land multiple left hooks to the body. For Porter, while he found success in landing some lead right hands upstairs, it was surprising that he didn’t try to spend more time getting inside of Ugas reach, going to work and wailing at his body to bring him down to his height.
The final round featured a Shawn Porter who fought as if he either thought the fight was in the bag, or felt he was ahead on the scorecards, despite the urgency from his Trainer/Father Kenny Porter exhibited in the final rounds of the fight.
Upon the revelation of the judges scorecards, the crowd in majority wasn’t in agreement with the decision, letting their feelings be known, and Ugas showed some natural frustration as to how the judging panned out against his behalf. Here were the judges scores, as well as Project Combat’s scorecard…
Steve Morrow = 116 – 112 for SHAWN PORTER
Zachary Young = 117 – 111 for YORDENIS UGAS
Max De Luca = 115 – 113 for SHAWN PORTER
PROJECT COMBAT SCORECARD
Tré Berry = 114 – 114 for a DRAW
This weekend, we will see the return of 2X Welterweight & current WBC Welterweight titlist ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17KO) in the ring to take on a difficult task standing in his way, and that will be acclaimed Cuban Olympic Bronze-Medalist Yordenis Ugas (23-3-0, 11KO) for what is officially his 1st shot at a world Championship in the professional ranks.
Everyone knows what Porter is all about; he looks to wear you down physically, as well as mentally, and he likes to keep his opponent guessing, keeping them off-balanced so that he dictates the type of action that he wants to take in the ring. Despite the fact that his style isn’t smooth or easy to watch, it’s pretty common for people to lose sight that he can be a versatile boxer when need be, and for this match, I suspect he will have to diversify his attack to bring his green belt back home with him in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ugas, like many Cuban fighters, is a very well schooled boxer that possesses a high boxing IQ, who also has quality timing and footwork. With this being his first chance at a world title, we should expect the best out of the #6 WBC world contender, and particularly for this match-up, he is a very live dog in this fight, who could possibly turn the tides if he sticks to his advantages.
This fight will be aired Saturday, March 9th, live on FOX-PBC, and its undercard starts at 8 P.M. EST. Tune in to see this intriguing bout take place.