Premier Boxing Champions on FOX returns this week with a special Sunday edition. Top welterweight contender Yordenis Ugas (25-4) faces Abel Ramos (26-3-2) in the main event with the vacant WBA world welterweight title at stake. All of the PBC on FOX and FS1 cards take place at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles in a fanless environment during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Like other fighters who have fought during the pandemic, Ugas has had to make a lot of adjustments to his training camp to help prevent him and his team from catching the highly contagious virus.
"Everything has changed, the sparring and everything. We have to be very careful in training camp. It isn't easy but we have a job to do and get ready for my fight this week," Ugas stated in a recent "Live" session on Premier Boxing Champions' Instagram account.
The 34-year-old Ugas has a lot of respect for his hard hitting opponent. In his last ring appearance, Ramos pulled a rabbit out of his hat, stopping Bryant Perrella at the end of the 10th and final round of a bout he was way behind on the scorecards.
"I think that I have a good opponent. He is very strong and I believe that it will be a good fight. He is a good fighter and I think that will make it a good fight," said Ugas.
In his last fight which took place in February, he stopped a badly overmatched Mike Dallas in 7 rounds. It was his second win in a row since a controversial split decision loss to then WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter.
If everything goes well on Sunday, the Las Vegas based Cuban hopes to get back in the ring against another top level opponent in the stacked welterweight division.
"I believe that I am the best welterweight in the world and by winning this title I think it will show. After this fight I want to fight with the best in the division. Whether it is Keith Thurman, Mikey Garcia, (Errol) Spence, I just want to fight the best in the division," Ugas revealed.
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