Yordenis Ugás became the new WBA Welterweight Champion after defeating Abel Ramos by split decision this Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
The Cuban boxer got cards of 115-113 111-117 and 115-113 to obtain the vacant 147-pound title of the pioneer organization in a great display of talent and courage.
Ugás’ work was strong from the first rounds of the fight and he knew how to use his combinations of blows to push back Ramos, who was trying to throw punches in a counterattack with great force.
The Cuban boxer used his height and range advantage to keep his dangerous rival at bay, who surprised him on several occasions with good shots to the body and left hooks to the face. However, Ugás knew how to dominate the fight and accumulate rounds to win the decision.
The new champion now has a record of 26 wins, 4 losses and 12 KOs, while Ramos left his record at 26 wins, 4 losses, 2 draws and 20 KOs.