Yordenis Ugás is a professional boxer from Cuba. From January 2021 to April 2022, Yordenis Ugás held the WBA (Super) welterweight title. Similarly, BoxRec ranked him as the eighth-best active boxer pound for pound.
|Full Name:||Yordenis Hernández|
|Born Date:||14 Jul 1986|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio|
|Height:||4 feet 11 inches (1.50m)|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Birth Place||Santiago de Cuba|
Yordenis Ugás Biography
Yordenis Ugás was born in Santiago de Cuba on July 14, 1986. He is Cuban and of African descent. Ugas is a devout Christian. Yordenis Ugás Hernández is his full name. Milagros is the name of his mother. He is currently 35 years old.
He is very private; no information or details about his parents, siblings, or early childhood are available. He began boxing at a young age. There is no information or detail available about his educational background.
Yordenis Ugás Height, Weight
Yordenis Ugás stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 66 kg. Yordenis has a bald head and black eyes. He also has a 73-inch arm reach.
He was the U17 world champion in 2003, but he lost to Amir Khan in the junior championships in 2004. He also lost twice to his count countryman Luis Franco at featherweight and finished third in the nationals in 2004 at featherweight. He switched to lightweight in 2005 and had more success, winning the Cuban Championships from 2005 to 2008.
Yordenis Ugás also won the PanAm Championships (rather than the PanAm Games) in 2005. In 2005, he also lost two times to Kazach southpaw Serik Sapiyev. He was a member of the Cuban national team that won the 2006 Boxing World Cup, as well as the Central American Championships that year.
In 2007, Ugas defeated Yordan Frometa and Roniel Iglesias in the national championships. Later that year, he won the PanAm Games in Rio, defeating Darleys Pérez and Everton Lopes. He then won the Olympic qualifier after defending against old foe Luis Franco in the national championships. Daouda Sow of France defeated him in the semifinals in Beijing. He faced and defeated Roniel Iglesias in the national final after moving to junior welterweight.
Ugas moved to the United States in March 2010 with the intention of becoming a professional boxer. On July 9, 2010, he made his professional debut. On March 9, 2019, he faced Shawn Porter for the WBC welterweight title in his first career title fight. Ugas dominated for the majority of the fight. He began to celebrate after the match, while Porter remained motionless.
However, he lost the match after two judges scored the fight in Porter’s favor, 116-112 and 115–113, while only one judge scored the fight in his favor. The match was viewed as a controversial split decision win for Porter, with the crowd booing the outcome. In his next match, he faced former world champion Omar Figueroa. He dominated the match and won it hands down.
On September 6, 2020, Ugas faced Abel Ramos for the vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title. He dominated for the majority of the fight and won on a split decision. He was then promoted to the WBA (Super) champion. Manny Pacquiao’s title was revoked due to inactivity.
Manny was supposed to fight undefeated WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. on August 21, 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but he had to pull out due to a left eye injury. He took over for Spence Jr and faced Pacquiao in his first defense of his WBA (Super) title. The fight was competitive, but Ugas dominated and won by unanimous decision.
Following his title defense against Manny, he petitioned the WBA for a special permit to avoid a mandatory defense against Eimantas Stanionis in order to face IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr. in a title unification bout. As a result, Ugás and Stanionis were given 30 days to work out the details of their fight.
Due to their inability to reach an agreement, a purse bid with a minimum bid of $200,000 was ordered for December 9. As the reigning champion, Ugas would receive a 75/25 split of the winning bid. According to WBA President Gilberto J. Mendoza, the Spence-Ugas agreement was accepted because Stanionis was willing to step down on December 19, 2021.
The unification match was officially announced on February 8, 2022. The fight was supposed to be the main event of a pay-per-view event on April 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The PPV distribution was handled by Showtime. He was defeated by TKO in the tenth round.
Due to Ugas’ severely swollen right eye, the fight was stopped by the refs on the advice of the ringside physician. He was losing on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage, with scores of 88–82, 88–82, and 88–83. In addition, he landed fewer total punches (216 to 96) and fewer power punches (192 to 77) than Spencer Jr.
Yordenis Ugás Net Worth
Yordenis Ugás amassed his fortune through a successful boxing career. In his professional boxing career, he has a record of 27 wins and 5 losses. Ugas has a net worth of 15 million dollars.
Yordenis Ugás Wife, Marriage
Yordenis Ugás is in a relationship with Dayanara. There is no information or detail available about how the couple met. He has a son named Jordenis Ugas as well. It is unknown whether the child’s mother is Dayanara. Ugas keeps his personal life very private. There is also no information about his previous relationships.