Yordenis Ugas closing in on another title shot
Former title contender Yordenis Ugas (24-4, 11ko) will be rewarded with headlining the upcoming fight against unknown Mike Dallas Jr (23-3-2, 11ko) live on FS1 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, Mississippi on February 1.
However, the interesting story surrounding the Cuban boxer is that another potential title fight could be on the horizon.
THE PATH TRAVELED AGAIN
The talented 33-year-old is currently ranked #1 by the WBA and the path to the title was cleared when the organization elevated the fight between the respective number one and two contenders, Alexander Besputin vs Radzhab Butaev, to be for the regular title.
Furthermore, the Cuban contender feels that he should already be WBC champion from facing “Showtime” Shawn Porter for the title back in 2019. He would lose that bout by way of split decision. Although, he would bounce back with an impressive performance against former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa, handing the former champion his first career defeat.
WBA “super” champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is currently fulfilling his duties as a Senator in his native country of the Philippines. In addition, the boxing community is awaiting the return of unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. However, even upon returning, the Texas champion will have mandatories that will require attention. This may push a potential fight with Pacquiao back until later in the year.
That could leave the door open for a possible 2020 fight with the WBA champion. Before going too far, the first order of business is being victorious against the upcoming assignment in Dallas Jr.
However, its hard to imagine Ugas doesn’t have a blockbuster fight with the WBA champion on his mind.
By: Garrisson Bland