Yordenis Ugas Eager To Cement Legacy
Despite being in the headlines in the last year, Yordenis Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) believes that he’s not the finished article yet.
After retiring Manny Pacquiao, the 35-year-old wants more from him and wants to add to his accolades.
On August 21 last year, the Cuban welterweight created history by aggressively outpointing the 42-year-old to create one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. This also made him win his first major title in a decade-long professional career.
The Cuban has a bigger test incoming on April 16, when he has a pay-per-view title-unification showdown against Errol Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KOs). The fight will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which is close to Spence’s hometown.
Despite the upset win, the bets are in favor of the American, who is said to be a 3½-1 favorite to beat Ugas, but the latter clearly isn’t too bothered about the odds.
“It doesn’t matter if I am the underdog or the favorite. The form goes right out of the window on occasions like this. I was the underdog against Pacquiao and I made history. So being the underdog doesn’t intimidate me,” Ugas said.
“It’s an honor to be in the same ring as Spence. We are competing for three belts, but we are also fighting for honor and prestige.”