TwitterFacebook

Yordenis Ugas gives his take on the loaded welterweight division

C Johnson

Chris lives in U.S.A. He loves attending shows and chatting to boxing stars and sharing his opinion. He likes to write about UK and USA boxing news and you can read various news story’s ranging from interviews to opinion pieces.

KO Boxing Forum

Top welterweight contender Yordenis Ugás returns to the ring this Saturday, September 6th, as he battles all-action Abel Ramos in a FOX PBC showcase from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Ugas is a typical blue collar worker, and raised eyebrows in March of last year when he fought then WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter, losing a narrow decision. But many, Ugas included, believed he had done enough to win after 12 rounds.

The Olympic bronze medalist Ugás returned from a nearly two-year layoff in 2016 and beat then unbeaten fighters Jamal James and Bryant Perrella, as well as Thomas Dulorme, Ray Robinson and Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo.

See Also

Ugas Is presently working with Cuban trainer Ismael Salas in Las Vegas and spoke on his next fight.

“Training in Las Vegas at the Salas Boxing Academy with coach Ismael is a great time because he provides a championship atmosphere,” said Ugas. “The gym is filled with excellent fighters and the sparring I’ve gotten has been incredible. More importantly, Salas is a great teacher who knows exactly what is needed to improve my game. We got a lot done in this camp and you will see a more polished version of myself on fight night.”

 

What does Ugas think of Abel Ramos?

“Ramos is a very tough fighter who has a tremendous amount of heart, as shown in his last fight when he knocked out Perrella in the final seconds of that fight,” said Ugas. “This will be one of those fights that the fans will be talking about for many years, because we are not going to be backing up. I’m expecting an all-out war.”

 

For Ugas, this is about history.

“If I’m not mistaken, there hasn’t been a Cuban welterweight world champion since Jose Napoles in 1975,” Ugas stayed. “It will be an honor to become the first Cuban welterweight world champion of this millennium, God willing I come out victorious. Becoming a world champion is a goal I set for myself when I first started boxing, and I’m not going to let it slip by this time around. My goal is to not leave the decision in the hands of the judges, so I’ll be going for the knockout.”

There is a lot going on at welterweight, including some big fights coming up, and Ugas feels right at home.

 

“Everyone knows the welterweight division is always loaded with the best fighters in boxing, and I consider myself as one of those guys. I feel I beat Shawn Porter, so I know I belong with the elite boxers at 147 pounds. I must get past Ramos first, then I’m coming for everyone.”

Ugas is definitely one of the top fighters in the division, and you have to wonder how he would do against the likes of Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford, and Danny Garcia. Maybe, if he gets past Ramos, he will have a chance to face one of them.

Read more articles about:

vbconnectorcommentcountobj:
a:2:{s:12:"commentCount";i:0;s:19:"commentCountCreated";i:1599384019;}
vbconnectorthreadid:
975230
vbconnectorTargetForum:
154

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Sergey Lipinets unfazed by late change of opponent, ready for…

Sergey Lipinets unfazed by late change of opponent, ready for Custio Clayton

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets 16-1 (12) says a late change in opponent won’t make any difference to him when he faces undefeated Canadian Custio Clayton 18-0 (12) for the interim IBF welterweight title at the Mohegan Sun Cas…

Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder has bottled it after Tyson…

Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder has bottled it after Tyson Fury fight cancelled

Eddie Hearn has claimed Deontay Wilder 42-1-1 (41) either doesn’t want a third fight with Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) or his team is simply inept at contract negotiations. The 32-year-old Fury claimed the WBC heavyweight title with a dominant seventh-r…

Carlos Cuadras ready to roll over Juan Francisco Estrada to…

Carlos Cuadras ready to roll over Juan Francisco Estrada to line up Chocolatito Gonzalez rematch

Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos ‘Principe’ Cuadras 39-3-1 (27) is looking to regain his old title when he takes on current WBC 115-pound champion Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada 40-3 (27) in their rematch at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexi…

Carlos Takam firms as favourite to face Tyson Fury in…

Carlos Takam firms as favourite to face Tyson Fury in December

Carlos Takam 39-5-1 (28) has emerged as the frontrunner to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) in London on December 5. Fury was expected to face Deontay Wilder for a third time in December but walked away from the fight when the …

Leo Santa Cruz ready to show Tank Davis who the…

Leo Santa Cruz ready to show Tank Davis who the real monster is

WBA super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz 37-1-1 (19) is relishing his role as underdog ahead of his clash with undefeated lightweight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 23-0 (22) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on October 31. “I’m looking forward…

Danny Roman back in the gym, calls out Luis Nery

Danny Roman back in the gym, calls out Luis Nery

Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Roman 28-3-1 (10) has his sights set on undefeated WBC 122-pound titleholder Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery 31-0 (24). Nery picked up the vacant title with a 12-round unanimous decisi…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US