Mobile Home | Desktop Version




Pacquiao-Thurman co-main event: Ugas dominates Figueroa

By Rich Mazon
PhilBoxing.com
Sun, 21 Jul 2019



LAS VEGAS - Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) of Santiago, Cuba easily defeated Omar Figueroa Jr. of Weslasco, Texas in a World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title eliminator by a dominant Unanimous Decision.

Ugas scored a shutout score of 119-107 in all of the three judges at ringside. The lone deduction was from a penalty that was issued by Referee Russell Mora for excessive holding in the 5th round.

The Cuban scored an early knockdown with a straight right in the 1st round. That knockdown set the tempo of the fight. Ugas dominated with his right hand which Figueroa has no answer for. Ugas hit him with right hooks and overhand rights that found its mark effectively.

Figueroa Jr. who was previously unbeaten prior to this fight bore the results of the punishment that he suffered from Ugas. His face was red, swollen and bloodied when the fight ended. He bravely fought back but he offered very little danger or competition against his victorious foe.

Figueroa vs. Ugas was the co-main event of the Pacquiao-Thurman Pay-Per-View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and televised via FOX Sports.

You can reach the writer at rrmaze24@aol.com and @Freemazon910 on Twitter.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .

Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Nietes regrets giving up title
    By Joaquin Henson, Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • SATURDAY: Sensational Super Lightweight Sean McComb Headlines #MTKFightNight Card Against Mauro Maximiliano Godoy LIVE on ESPN+
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • YORDENIS UGAS TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • Why Pacquiao wants to pursue graduate studies at Harvard University
    By Leo Reyes, Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • Ruben Villa Camp Notes
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • Two First-Round KO's in Two Weeks for New Jersey's Chris "Sandman" Thomas
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • QUOTES FROM WILDER VS. FURY II SPECIAL ATTRACTION PRESS EVENT AT FOX STUDIOS
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • RAGING BABE RETURNS MARCH 27 WITH PHILLY SPECIAL AT 2300 ARENA
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • NBA Daily: Gordon Scores Career-High 50 Points to Power Shorthanded Rockets Past Jazz 126-117
    By Reylan Loberternos, Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • KING RAYNEL MEDEROS RETURNS FRIDAY IN CHILE ON DRAGON FIRE BOXING LATINO CARD
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
  • BORNEA READY FOR UNBEATEN DELAGADILLO IN US HEADLINER
    Tue, 28 Jan 2020
  • AKHMADALIEV CHASING HISTORY IN MIAMI
    Tue, 28 Jan 2020
  • The Past Week in Action 27 January 2020
    By Eric Armit, Tue, 28 Jan 2020
  • Suarez is coming back in pro boxing
    By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 28 Jan 2020
  • TOMLINSON – I CAN CAUSE ANYONE IN THIS DIVISION PROBLEMS
    Tue, 28 Jan 2020