Former WBA Super welterweight champion Cuban veteran Yordenis Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs) at the beginning of the month said that he was preparing a comeback and even named possible opponents – American knockout prospects Virgil Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) and / or Jaron Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs).
Francisco Salazar claims that negotiations have been underway for the fight between Ugas and Ortiz for several weeks now. But do not rush to rejoice, as this is “the wrong Ortiz.” We are talking about the American ex-champion, 35-year-old Victor Ortiz (33-7-3, 25 KOs), who has long been in circulation.
In 2018, he seemed to end his career, but returned to the ring after a pause of 3.5 years and lost in an extremely unwatchable fight to another age ex-champion, compatriot Robert Guerrero.
In 2022, Ortiz almost flew into the journeyman at all – he was knocked down, survived in the decisive round.
Ugas made a name for himself with a victory over the legendary Filipino Manny Pacquiao – he sent the cult champion to retirement. In April 2022, in unification, he gave a solid fight to the American Errol Spence, but was still forced to capitulate ahead of schedule.
Have you heard how many pay-per-views Spence and Ugas have sold? And do not miss the beautiful speech of the Cuban after the defeat – it’s just a classic.