Tag Archives: Yordenis Ugas

VIDEOS: Shawn Porter Speaks In-Depth on Defeating Yordenis Ugas And Facing Spence, Thurman, Pacquiao, and Crawford in the Future

Shawn Porter following his narrow split-decision victory over Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

52504227_299254024088758_3889686904706418330_n

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, the boxing world witnessed another closely-contested decision, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter overcame a spirited effort from tough Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas to win a split-decision after 12 rounds of action. Scorecards read 117-111 for Ugas and 116-112 and 115-113 for Porter, in a fight that aired on FOX under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

It was a very tense and tactical affair, with several of the rounds being hard to decipher as far as who should have won the frame. Ugas appeared to be more active in spots and began catching Porter with some telling right hands as the fight wore on. For his part, Porter boxed on his toes more than we are accustomed to seeing him, despite never seeming to mount any kind of offensive attack.

VIDEO: Shawn Porter Makes Weight on Fourth Attempt And Says he Never Underestimated Yordenis Ugas

Shawn Porter will defend his WBC welterweight title later tonight against Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

53430143_353306885308090_1383077372192905883_n

By Chris Robinson

It was quite the scene on Friday afternoon, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter shocked many by coming in overweight ahead of his title defense vs. tough contender Yordenis Ugas at their official weigh-in. Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) hit the scales at 148.8 pounds, over by 1.8 pounds, while Ugas (23-3, 11 KO’s) made weight at 146.6 pounds.

Porter was given two hours to re-weigh, and he did just that. After cutting his hair and stripping down to no clothes, Porter finally made weight on the fourth try, coming in at 146.8 pounds. His supporters and his team erupted with relief and celebration, but there is a big task ahead of him tonight in the form of Ugas, who was ripped at the weigh-in.

Welterweight Contender Yordenis Ugas’ Career on the Rise Following Thomas Dulorme Victory

Yordenis Ugas has been on a nice run lately (Photo: Hustle Boss)

IMG_1567-467x480

By Chris Robinson

If you ever happen to catch Yordenis Ugas in training, you will surely notice just how hard he has been working these past few years.

Ugas, 31, is a Cuban welterweight contender who moved his career ledger to 20-3 (9 KO’s) following his Aug. 26 unanimous decision victory over Thomas Dulorme on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor undercard. Ugas vs. Dulorme was a competitive battle that saw each man hit the canvas, as scores of 94-91 and 93-92 twice were read in Ugas’ favor.

PHOTOS: Yordenis Ugas Continues to Push Hard in Las Vegas

Yordenis Ugas working with trainer Jorge Capetillo in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

IMG_1569

By Chris Robinson

If you are into the boxing scene in Las Vegas and in search of a diamond in the rough, perhaps Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas might be worth some of your time.

The 31-year old welterweight contender carries a 19-3 record with nine knockouts, yet it has been his recent run of success that has caught my eye. In August of last year, returning from a two-year layoff, Ugas upset previously-undefeated Jamal James over ten rounds in Verona, New York.