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Ugas targets “all the big names”

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Yordenis Ugas scored a split-decision victory over Abel Ramos Sunday night to win the WBA welterweight championship in Los Angeles.

“I set a goal when I was a child back in Cuba to become a world champion and I accomplished that goal tonight,” said the 34-year-old Ugas afterward. “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.”

“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.”

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  • How in the world was this a split decision. Ugas dominated. Lou Moret should not be allowed to judge another fight.

  • The best of this is to have an extremely avoided fighter as a world champion. WBA has always favored Caribbean fighters (Venezuelans,Panamenians, Colombians, Cubans etc) and maybe that was the reason Ugas got this deserved opportunity, without having to go through a bitter waiting, like happen with some fighters. I believe more than one unhappy influential person was behind of the aberrant veredict, specially the one in Ramos favor. They didn’t want Ugas as a champion.
    Now he is in the mix and ready to beat Porter again, put under severe test Vergil Ortiz or school again Jamal James.

    • Porter landed more punches and they had equal power shots. To be the champion you’ve got to beat the champion. Statistically Ugas lost on all counts. If Ugas would’ve knocked him down or had him really hurt that would’ve possibly been the difference but he failed to do so therefore it was a fair decision. Close but fair.

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