Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Ugas Wants Thurman, Mikey Garcia or Errol Spence After Ramos

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.

yordenis-ugas (9)_2020_09_02_231154

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.

Send questions or comments to You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MulaKO on 09-06-2020

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;20746243]Haha I love Irish coffees. Haven’t had one in years, though. Something about that combo of whiskey and caffeine causes a chemical reaction that produces an effect like being on acid. Lol That day buzz is great. But it’s something…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-06-2020

[QUOTE=Beercules;20746003]Today I put Jameson in my coffee and been day drinking with my friend :lol1: tomorrow he is throwing a BBQ. RIP liver[/QUOTE] Haha I love Irish coffees. Haven’t had one in years, though. Something about that combo of whiskey…

Comment by MulaKO on 09-06-2020

[QUOTE=Beercules;20746003]Today I put Jameson in my coffee and been day drinking with my friend :lol1: tomorrow he is throwing a BBQ. RIP liver[/QUOTE] Ahhhhhhh good times More of a Jack guy myself And totally love that day buzz lol

Comment by Beercules on 09-06-2020

[QUOTE=MulaKO;20745892]Have you started getting whacked already Beercules Sunday is a long way Lmfao Mind you , I’d be right by your side[/QUOTE] Today I put Jameson in my coffee and been day drinking with my friend :lol1: tomorrow he is…

Comment by Mammoth on 09-05-2020

Will fight Butaev instead

Top Headlines
Jarrell Miller Issued 24-Month Suspension By Nevada Commission For Drug Testing Violation Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray - Face-Off at Final Presser's Television Pick of The Week - December 2 Murray: If I Fought People Saunders Fought - I'd Have a World Title Frank Warren Fires Off at Eddie Hearn Over Dubois Comments Joshua-Pulev Heavyweight Title Fight To Take Place With Fans In Attendance Danny Garcia Wants To Help Boxers Manage Finances After Career Spence: A Tune-Up Fight Wasn’t Gonna Answer Questions That Need To Be Answered Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Francisco Rodriguez Set For Canelo-Callum Smith Bill Brian Ceballo Eager To Face Bigger Names in 2021 AIBA Has More To Prove To Show Capability of Running Olympic Boxing Again Mike Tyson Smoked Weed Before & After Roy Jones Fight, All Throughout Training Camp Anthony Joshua: The Longer I Wait For Fury, The Better Prepared I'll Be James Tennyson Focused, Not Taking Josh O'Reilly Lightly Director Drath Strikes Documentary Gold With "Macho Camacho" Tale Joshua: Fury Never Drew Large Stadium Crowds - He Needs Me To Do So! Povetkin's Promoter: Decision Soon on Whether or Not Whyte Rematch Lands in January Emmanuel Rodriguez Believes Age Will Be Factor in Nonito Donaire Fight Anthony Joshua Defends Daniel Dubois, Hits Back at 'Quitter' Attacks Beibut Shumenov vs. Ryad Merhy is Ordered By WBA Amanda Serrano Set For December 17 Ring Return In Hollywood Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For Martin Murray Clash Sebastian Fundora: I Hope Jorge Cota Brings His A-Game Euro News: Johnson-Mikhalkin, De Carolis-Bauer, Schwarz Facing 10 Years Holyfield To Mike Tyson: No More Excuses, Sign The Contract - I'm Ready Keith Thurman: In 2021, I Want The Spence-Garcia Winner! Daniel Dubois Will Be Out For Five Months Due To Eye Injury Saunders is Hoping Murray Provides Rounds, Wants Big Fights in 2021 Big Wins Shakes Things Up: BoxingScene Competition Index November Update Julian Williams Now Training With SugarHill, Looks To Return Soon Claressa Shields Confirms PFL Deal: I Want Titles in Boxing & MMA at The Same Time Vergil Ortiz On Canelo Leaving: Now Golden Boy Has More Time To Think About Us Eduardo Ramirez To Face Miguel Flores on Spence-Garcia PPV Card Dulorme Fails Second COVID-19 Test; Ennis Might Fight Van Heerden 12/19 Ricards Bolotniks Aims To Power Past Serge Michel in Golden Contract Final Tyson Fury: Easiest Opponent For Me is Joshua, Tailor-Made For Me Eubank Jr: Saunders Will Fight Lower-Tier Guys Until He Cashes Out Against Me! Olympic Qualifiers To Restart in April at Copper Box in London Moloney Opens Up On Nevada Replay Controversy, Trilogy With Franco Charr-Bryan: WBA Orders Don King To Deliver Contracts For Heavyweight Bout
Latest Forum Threads