Earlier this week, Yordenis Ugas defeated Abel Ramos in a very close split decision that won him the WBA Welterweight belt. The fight took place for PBC on FOX Deportes in Los Angeles, California.
Yordenis Ugas The World Champion
Yordenis Ugas has always dreamed of becoming a boxing world champion and on Saturday, he accomplished that goal. Now, he can represents his country of Cuba on a big stage and is proud to bring the belt home.
“I set a goal when I was a child back in Cuba to become a world champion and I accomplished that goal tonight,” said Ugas. “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.”
Yordenis Ugas is ready for the next step in his career. His camp went near-perfect and now he has his eyes on top of the welterweight division.
“I came into this fight in the best shape of my life and it showed,” said Ugas. “Now that I’m a world champion, I want all the big names in the welterweight division.”
Jesus Ramos with the win
In the co-main event, Jesus Ramos knocked out Esteban Garcia in the second round. Ramos had nothing to complain about in his performance and it couldn’t have gone much better. He feels as if he made a statement on a giant card.
“I’m happy with my performance tonight,” said Ramos. “We wanted to make a statement and I think I did that tonight. I thought Garcia was going to come out to fight but I was more than ready and it showed in the ring.”
Omar Juarez On His Win over Dakota Linger
Earlier on the Omar Juarez took a decision victory over Dakota Linger. Juarez came in to the fight knowing how tough the experienced Linger is and was ready for a long night at the office.
“We knew that Linger would be a tough fighter, but we prepared for anything,” said Juarez. “I stay active and I’m always ready. It felt really good to get the eight rounds in. I showed that I’m a smart fighter. In my first couple of fights when I was getting early knockouts, I felt like I wasn’t really getting the work I needed. Tonight I felt really good and really strong. I’m ready for more.”
After a good night of work, Juarez is going to stay ready but take it light. He is going to stay in the gym on his “off days” and be ready to fight at the drop of a hat.
“We’re going to take a couple of days off and stay in the gym,” said Juarez. “I always want to be ready no matter what. I love having these opportunities and learning experiences in the ring.”
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