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Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas - In the opening bout of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Yordenis Ugas scored the biggest win of his career, knocking out Ray Robinson in the seventh round of an IBF Welterweight Eliminator. Photos by Chris Farina, Ryan Hafey and Stephanie Trapp.

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Ugas (21-3, 10 KOs) now holds the IBF’s No. 2 position to undefeated champion Errol Spence Jr.

Ugas, a former amateur standout who is now 6-0 since moving up to the 147-pound class, set the tone with a knockdown in the closing minute of the opening round.  Robinson (24-3, 12 KOs) survived and was later deducted a point for hitting after the bell as the fourth round came to a close.  The illegal punch floored an unexpected Ugas, who rebounded and continued to dominate the subsequent rounds.

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In the opening minute of the seventh, the 31-year-old Ugas landed a massive right that floored Robinson, who beat the count but was clearly hurt.  Ugas unleashed an onslaught with a series of combos, forcing referee Robert Byrd to step in to halt the contest at 1:05 with Robinson defenseless against the ropes.

Ugas landed 51 percent of his power shots and was comfortably ahead on all three judges at the time of the stoppage.

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“I felt like I was the stronger fighter by far and he didn’t hurt me.  He lost a point for hitting me after the bell sounded, and knocked me down, but even that didn’t hurt me. He was very awkward and his style threw off my timing.

“Luckily I was able to land body shots that I knew were hurting him. I was able to dictate the pace and we never in trouble.

“I want Errol Spence next.  Everyone wants Errol.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by otrocubiche on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=sammybee;18498270]Incredible amateur career by Ugas. I believe his fight against Spence will happen later in 2018.[/QUOTE] he also beat pedraza, francisco vargas, darleys perez and allakhverdiev, lost to khan in the world juvies; he had a bad patch when his…

Comment by sammybee on 02-18-2018

[QUOTE=otrocubiche;18497516]Among notable wins in ugas amateur career are crawford, saddam ali, indongo, the guy is always ready to fight, he was the underdog in 4 of 6 fights(this last one was about 50-50) the only one he was the favorite…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 02-18-2018

So we gotta see Spence against another gimmie. Oh well

Comment by otrocubiche on 02-18-2018

Among notable wins in ugas amateur career are crawford, saddam ali, indongo, the guy is always ready to fight, he was the underdog in 4 of 6 fights(this last one was about 50-50) the only one he was the favorite…

Comment by Vadrigar. on 02-18-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;18496931]If you're name is Ray Robinson, you should just choose a different vocation.[/QUOTE] [IMG]https://media2.giphy.com/media/fDzM81OYrNjJC/200.gif[/IMG]

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