Ugas Upsets Pac, Guerrero & Magsayo Win ⋆ Boxing Information 24

YORDENIS UGAS STUNS MANNY PACQUIAO, Victor Ortiz, Mark Magsayo & Carlos Castro Victorious In PPV Undercard Motion & Frank Martin, Steven Torres & Jose Valenzuela Rating Spectacular Wins in PBC Motion Dwell on FOX

In a career-defining struggle, Yordenis Ugas shone vibrant on the largest of levels.

A boisterous crowd of 17,438 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas watched the underdog Ugas outbox and out-fight the good Manny Pacquiao to win a 12-round unanimous determination and retain his WBA Welterweight World title in the principle occasion of FOX Sports activities PBC pay-per-view.

“I’m very excited however, most of all, I wish to thank Manny Pacquiao for giving me this second within the ring right this moment,” Ugas stated afterward. “I advised you, I’m the champion of the WBA and I confirmed it tonight.”

“I’m very emotional. Lots of people say Cubans can’t win the large struggle. So, I’m very proud that I obtained this win for Cuba and confirmed what we’re all about.”

Pacquiao, as at all times, was gracious in defeat.

“Congratulations to Ugas and his workforce,” stated Pacquiao. “Thanks to all of you. I wish to thank all my followers and the media. For a lot of a long time, the press, media and boxing followers had been at all times behind us, supporting us. That’s why we’re right here, why we grew to become fashionable and why we achieved our desires as a fighter.

“I’m a fighter inside and outside the ring. I look ahead to returning to the Philippines and serving to them throughout this pandemic.”

Ugas used his measurement, energy and size to maintain Pacquiao guessing, slowly carrying down boxing’s solely eight-division champ to win in decisive style.

Pacquiao, 42 (67-8-2, 39 KOs), promised a quick begin and lived as much as his phrase within the first, darting out and in with mixtures. Unfazed, the 35-year-old Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) maintained a good guard. Within the second, he unveiled his lengthy left jab, alternating it up and downstairs as Pacquiao struggled to get inside.

Pacquiao started the third with a brief left however Ugas silenced the group with energy photographs of his personal. The Cuban started touchdown a looping proper within the fourth, a punch Pacquiao struggled with the complete evening.

Following a detailed fifth, Ugas regained the higher hand within the sixth, working the jab and delivering well-placed punches to the physique. Two-way motion introduced the group to their ft within the seventh as they shouted “Manny! Manny! Manny!” Ugas remained poised, pushing the Philippine Senator again with extra rights.

“My coach, Ismael Salas, and I had a plan,” stated Ugas. “We had been going to maneuver him round; we had been going to make use of the jab and hold him off steadiness. That was the entire sport plan.”

Ugas managed the eighth, and the raucous viewers responded to extra punishing rights by Ugas. Sensing the struggle slipping away, Pacquiao picked up the tempo within the ninth. Nonetheless, the tougher photographs got here from Ugas.

Early within the tenth, a Pacquiao left compelled Ugas to clinch. The momentum was short-lived. Ugas had now discovered a house for his proper and was throwing it with regularity. The twelfth was notably one-sided. Ugas repeatedly landed the correct, hurting Pacquiao on a number of events and opening a reduce close to his left eye.

“The best hand was a shot I had deliberate to make use of on Manny,” stated Ugas. “It saved working so I saved utilizing it.”

The triumphant Ugas raised in his arms in victory because the bell sounded. Moments later, three judges scored the bout in his favor, one delivering a 115-113 card whereas the opposite two had it 116-112.

“Sooner or later, you could not see Manny Pacquiao within the ring,” Pacquiao stated. “I don’t know. Let me relaxation first, calm down and decide if I’ll proceed to struggle or not.”

“He’s a legend, one of many best fighters that ever lived,” Ugas stated of his opponent. “I’ll at all times respect him not solely as a fantastic fighter however exterior the ring. I additionally admire that he fights for his nation, as I do. I wish to free Cuba.”

Within the co-main occasion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs) battled his option to a 10-round unanimous determination over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-7-3, 25 KOs).

All three judges scored the bout 96-94.

“It felt good to be again within the ring with followers and I undoubtedly fed off of their power,” stated Guerrero. “I knew this was going to be an all-out conflict. Victor Ortiz introduced the most effective out of me tonight. It was forwards and backwards motion the complete struggle and I got here out on prime as I predicted.”

A lot of the motion was fought on the within the place Guerrero landed the cleaner photographs. After a feel-out opener, Guerrero got here alive within the second, gorgeous Ortiz with a sequence of energy photographs.

Spherical after spherical, the 2 former world champions unloaded brief photographs in shut quarters with every refusing to take a backward step. Guerrero capped off his efficiency with a robust tenth body, which proved to be the distinction on the playing cards.

“I believed I gained. It’s what it’s,” stated Ortiz. “It was a detailed struggle. He didn’t harm me. A pair instances I obtained caught off steadiness however that was it. I ought to have boxed slightly higher, however hey, he did what he needed to do.”

“Now I’m able to step up and struggle anybody they put in entrance of me,” stated Guerrero. “I’ve lots left in me and I’m on this sport to win one other world title. I dedicate this struggle to my household and I give all of the glory to my lord and savior Jesus Christ.”

In a star-making efficiency, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (23-0, 16 KOs) of the Philippines scored a spectacular knockout of Julio Ceja (32-5-1, 28 KOs), placing the previous world champion away within the tenth spherical of their WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator.

“I simply labored lots on the straight punches,” stated Magsayo. “I saved working it spherical after spherical and once I noticed he was harm, I adopted up.

“I’m so glad for the result. I anticipated his type to make it occur and I anticipated a knockout tonight.”

It seemed prefer it could be an early evening when a counter left hook from Magsayo floored Ceja within the first. Mexico’s Ceja gamely rose and labored his means again into the struggle, slowing Magsayo down with mixtures to the ribs.

Ceja’s work paid off late within the fifth when a left uppercut launched Magsayo to the canvas. The 26-year-old slugger made it to his ft. The bell sounded moments later.

Ceja attacked the physique with abandon within the sixth and seventh nevertheless it was Magsayo who discovered his second wind late. His quick arms and ft allowed him to dictate the motion within the eighth. He loved a fair higher ninth, flashing his left within the types of jabs and hooks.

With the struggle seemingly hanging within the steadiness, Magsayo let all of it hand around in the tenth. As Ceja sought refuge alongside the ropes, Magsayo uncorked a picture-perfect one-two flush on the Mexican’s jaw. Ceja sagged to the mat, helped alongside the way in which by one other proper. No depend was wanted. Referee Kenny Bayless ended the bout at 0:50 of the tenth spherical.

“I obtained knocked down and was shocked, however I centered my thoughts on what I wished, a world championship shot,” stated Magsayo. “It’s my dream right this moment and now it’s coming true. Hopefully my subsequent struggle is a world title shot.”

Within the pay-per-view opener, Carlos Castro (27-0, 11 KOs) turned within the best efficiency of his profession, stopping former world title challenger Óscar Escandón (26-6, 18 KOs) within the tenth spherical of their back-and-forth featherweight encounter.

“Escandón has been in there with the most effective. He’s gone numerous rounds with world champions,” stated Castro. “However it was only a matter of time, selecting our punches. I sat down slightly extra on my photographs. I’ve been with Manny Robles for under 4 months. With slightly extra time, I believe we’ll have the ability to dominate the division.”

Castro used his top and attain to maintain Escandón at bay early on. Escandón was sport all through. Late within the first, he pinned Castro in opposition to the ropes and buckled him with a tough left hook.

“I knew it was going to be a sluggish begin,” Castro stated. “Manny Robles taught me lots, however a yr and a half out of the ring, a brand new coach—it’s at all times totally different. Sparring and coaching is at all times totally different from fights, so I really feel nice and joyful for the chance. I’ve to maintain progressing.”

By the beginning of the second, Castro was again to utilizing his jab and well timed footwork. His punch output elevated with every passing spherical.

Escandón started to indicate indicators of damage within the fifth. Castro was now touchdown to move and physique with regularity. Early within the seventh, Escandón was badly wobbled by a proper hand. Castro pounced, unloading a sequence of energy photographs. Escandón countered with a wild left hook that missed. The pressure of the blow drove Escandón to the canvas. Referee Celestino Ruiz improperly dominated it a knockdown, which was later overturned and dominated a slip.

Castro sought to shut the present however Escandón confirmed unimaginable coronary heart, preventing him off till Castro was compelled to retreat. The group roared their approval at spherical’s finish.

Castro continued to dominate within the ninth. He closed the present within the tenth, touchdown one other large proper adopted by a volley that floored Castro. Ruiz mercifully waved it off at 1:08 of the tenth spherical.

“I fought my coronary heart out and gave my finest effort, nevertheless it simply wasn’t my evening tonight,” stated Castro. “I had him harm within the first spherical, however I didn’t have sufficient time to complete him off. I give Castro numerous respect, he’s a fantastic fighter and confirmed nice sportsmanship. I’m not carried out and I can be again.”

“What’s subsequent is as much as my promoters,” Castro stated. “I’m going to take a while off to spend time with my household, thank my coaches and benefit from the victory.”

Previous the pay-per-view, rising light-weight sensation Frank “The Ghost” Martin (14-0, 10 KOs) impressed once more, pitching a 10-round shutout over Ryan Kielczweski (30-6, 11 KOs) in the principle occasion on PBC motion stay on FOX and FOX Deportes.

All three judges scored the bout 100-90.

The 26-year-old Martin dictated the tempo from the opening bell, working behind a southpaw jab and stepping in with mixtures. Kielczewski was sport however had no reply for Martin’s pace, energy and athleticism.

Within the co-main occasion on FOX, heavyweight prospect Steven Torres (5-0, 5 KOs) made fast work of Justin Rolfe (6-3-1, 4 KOs), pounding Rolfe till referee Robert Hoyle stepped in at 2:33 of the primary spherical of their scheduled four-round bout.

Within the FOX televised opener, touted light-weight Jose Valenzuela improved to 9-0 (6 KOs) with a fourth-round stoppage over Donte Strayhorn (12-4, 4 KOs).

The 22-year-old Valenzuela scored a knockdown early within the first when an overhand left despatched Strayhorn staggering again. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. dominated that the ropes held Strayhorn up and administered a standing eight depend.

Within the second, Valenzuela confirmed poise as he pressed the assault behind his lefty stance. Strayhorn had his moments within the third spherical. Nonetheless, the heavier blows got here from Valenzuela, who poured it on till the bout’s finish at 1:29 of the fourth spherical.

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