What Is Yordenis Ugas Planning After WBA Title Win?
Yordenis Ugas has finally won a major championship and he’s got big plans.
Ugas took on Abel Ramos in the main event of a PBC on FOX card on September 6. The action took place inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Ugas earned a split decision victory to capture the WBA (Regular) Welterweight Championship.
After the fight, Ugas discussed fulfilling his childhood dream (via Boxing Scene).
“I set a goal when I was a child back in Cuba to become a world champion and I accomplished that goal tonight. I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me along the way. Ramos was a very tough opponent and I knew it was not going to be easy, but I wasn’t going to let this opportunity slip away.”
Ugas went on to say that he’s taking aim at the cream of the crop at welterweight now that he has gold.
“I came into this fight in the best shape of my life and it showed. Now that I’m a world champion, I want all the big names in the welterweight division.”
Ugas had fallen just short in his first bid for a major championship back on March 9, 2019. He suffered a split decision loss to Shawn Porter. In the bout with Ramos, Ugas seemingly had a one-sided performance but the score totals didn’t reflect that. One judge even scored the fight 117-111 in favor of Ramos. The other two judges scored the fight 115-113 for Ugas.
Fight fans are now left to wonder what’s next for Ugas. Errol Spence Jr. is set to put his WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles on the line against Danny Garcia on November 21. Shawn Porter has his eyes on the winner. WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao isn’t expected to fight in 2020. Time will tell if Ugas gets the big name he’s looking for.