Eighteen months after coming up short via disputed decision in the biggest opportunity of his career to date, Yordenis Ugas is looking to get another shot at proving he’s among the best 147-pound fighters in the world.
Ugas (25-4, 12 KOs) dropped a split decision in 2019 many felt he had won against then-champion Shawn Porter. On Sunday, Ugas is looking to make a statement in his return, headlining a Premier Boxing Champions card on national television (Fox, 8 p.m. ET) against Abel Ramos (26-3-2, 20 KOs)
If Ramos’ name isn’t necessarily of the household nature, it would appear to be part of PBC’s plan in showcasing its big-name welterweight stars in comeback fights out of the quarantine — similar to Porter’s whitewashing of Sebastian Formella two weeks ago — to set up bigger matchups down the road.