WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter Kept his title with a Snug Split Decision Success over Yordenis Ugas Saturday night at the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from Dignity Health Sports Park at Carson, California.
“The crowd was expecting a big brawl, but ’s not how this struggle needed to go to night,” said Porter. “The style that we used abandoned the struggle close. While the clock ticks, you have to do exactly what ’s working. ”
“I showed tonight which I match the elite fighters in welterweight,” said Ugas. “All I will say is that I’m all set to fight any one of the greatest names in the branch. I’ll return. ”
The early rounds were characterized by Porter with his jab to make an effort to cut down the distance, while Ugas worked PowerShots and jabs into the body. Porter had a success on the inside landing on Ugas’ chin throughout flurries, however, was unable to hurt the Cuban.
In round five, both men stood at the exact middle of the ring for an protracted time frame throwing power punches that had the crowd on their own feet. Ugas started to work cleaner onto his own counterpunching as the struggle went on, and Porter dedicated to movement while trying to snap his jab.
“I had been very focused the entire struggle and simply listening to my corner. We wanted to out box him and eventually turn it on and push him. But my dad did not believe was the smartest method to acquire the struggle. We fought this way for 1-2 rounds and no one has ever seen that from me . ”
Porter’s activity clashed with the sharp countering and body punching from Ugas. According to CompuBox, Porter was active on a per round foundation, projecting 42.9 punches annually to 37.4 in Ugas. Ugas maintained the benefit of human anatomy punches landed at 57 to 34, whilst the 2 fighters each landed 7-9 power punches.
In round 10 Porter started to bleed out of his right eye due to an accidental head butt, but late at round 1 1 he landed one of the very important punches of the struggle when he backed Ugas up with a left hook to the mind. After 12 rounds, the judges’ scorecards revealed that there have been numerous close and hard to score rounds as each of three judges agreed upon only the fourth and ninth rounds, which travelled to Ugas along with Porter respectively.
One judge saw the fight 117-111 to get Ugas, which had been overruled by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 for Porter. Both fighters believed following the struggle that they had done enough to win.
“There’s no uncertainty about it, I had been robbed to night,” said Ugas. “After the first round I guessed him out and mastered the struggle. He had no answer when I had been pushing back him . I dominated the struggle in my opinion. ”
Additional actions, saw a backandforth welterweight competition by which Abel Ramos (24-3-2, 18 KOs) got a unanimous decision over Francisco Santana (25-7-1, 12 KOs) after 10 rounds.
Santana struck first, landing a clean left hook which put Ramos to the canvas late in the next circular. Santana was occupying Ramos around the ring to much of the early actions, before grabbing him at a neutral corner for the knockdown.
“I didn’t even find the punch coming and he caught me only just a little bit off balance. Whenever I got up, I had been good. ”
Both fighters were effective in mixing up their strikes, even though it had been Ramos that held a 138 into 46 advantage in jabs acquired, per CompuBox. Santana’SPower hitting induced Ramos to start bleeding out of his nose in round six, in round seven Ramos connected with a flurry of shots that did actually possess Santana temporarily out on his feet.
Santana was in a position to live the round, however, was subsequently out landed 56 to 26 over rounds eight and nine. Both fighters pushed forward at a 10th and final round that saw them land a joint 6-8 cries out of 224 thrown. Despite early knockdown, Ramos was given the decision on all three scorecards from tallies of 98-92, 97-92 and 95-94.
“I had been very surprised with the scorecards,” said Santana. “I thought that I did enough to win. It had been quite competitive but that I had been landing more heavy punches. I knew he had been a warrior who would keep coming straight back to struggle after the knockdown. I don’t even understand what to do in this time, however that I ’ll keep my head held high. ”
“I thought I won the struggle,” said Ramos. “I developed punches. I felt as though that I had been landing all night and that I had been doing good clean work during the struggle. ”
In the opening bout on FOX and FOX Deportes, rising heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (9-0, 8 KOs) remained unbeaten and got the best win of his young pro career by quitting veteran Amir Mansour (23-4-1, 16 KOs) after two rounds.
Ajagba was dominant from the beginning, knocking Mansour down two in the first circular. He first landed a clean straight right to Mansour that caused him to fall into the bottom. He got to his feet but was subsequently put onto the earth by a straight left by Ajagba.
Mansour managed to get on the 2nd round however continued to get a beating as Ajagba landed flush into the mind consistently. After the round, referee Thomas Taylor took a very long glance at Mansour at his corner chose to predict the struggle after two rounds.
“I want to be the greatest heavyweight in the world,” said Ajagba. “This ’s my dream. I’m going to go home and work hard and prepare for the next struggle. ”