David Avanesyan To Take On Yordenis Ugas In Title Fight
David Avanesyan is eager to face WBA welterweight king Yordenis Ugas after retaining his EBU belt with a two-round destruction of Liam Taylor last Saturday night.
The fifth win in a row has got Avanesyan brimming with confidence. He said his turnaround since losing to Egidijus Kavaliauskas in February 2018 has been surreal.
“The only ones that we think could withhold him is possibly Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, but they would be in a fight of their lives,” Avanesyan’s manager Neil Marsh told Sky Sports.
Marsh asserted that Avanesyan just wants to enter the ring, regardless of which champions he is hooked up against.
“Listen, David wants any of them. Ugas seems to be the easiest [to make]… He looks a good fighter, so yes, we are just trying to pick potentially the easy one to get hold of, more than necessarily the easiest opponent,” the manager said.
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Ugas is in the limelight too after sending boxing legend Manny Pacquiao into retirement. He’s a happy man after raising his stocks with a decision victory over the Pacman.
“That’s what world-class fighters do. They just walk through people, who aren’t on their level and that’s what he did. He couldn’t keep David off him, so they quickly adopted a fight fire with fire approach,” March added.
“Did he [Avanesyan] expect that? No. Do we understand why they did it? Yes. Did I think that would have happened in the fight? Yes.”