At the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA Sunday, Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas defeated Abel Ramos, by split decision for the vacant WBA World Welterweight title, over 12 rounds promoted by TGB Promotions – Tom Brown over FOX.
In the Main Event Welterweight No. 1 ranked Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas, 26-4 (12), #147, of Cuba and Miami, FL, defeated No. 6 Abel Ramos, 26-4-2 (20), #146, of Casa Grande, PR, by split decision over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA World title.
In the first four rounds Ugas dominated with his jab against an unwilling Ramos. In the fifth round Ugas stepped up the lack of action with more power punching. In the sixth round with 30 seconds to go Ugas missed with an overhand right and went halfway through the ropes. In the last 10 seconds both banged it out.
In the seventh round Ugas went to the body of Ramos with both hands. In the eighth and ninth rounds Ugas opened up a bit but Ramos wouldn’t mix it up knowing by now he needs a knockout to win. He suffered a bloody nose in the round.
In the tenth round Ramos started with some body work against Ugas. In the eleventh round Ugas was looking for a knockout while Ramos finally was coming forward. In the twelfth and final round the lopsided fight continued and for some reason the trainer of Ramos picked up his fighter as if he won the fight. Go figure.
Scores were Edward Hernandez, Sr. and Zachary Young 115-113 for Ugas while somehow Lou Moret 117-111 Ramos with this writer 120-108 Ugas.
In the co-feature Super Lightweight southpaw Batyr “Batuhan Gozgec” Akhmedov, 8-1 (6), #140 1/2, of UZB and Crimea Belogorsk, Russia, knocked out Rey “Flash” Perez, 24-12 (8), #140 1/2, of PH and North Hollywood, CA, @2:19 of the first round in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round Akhmedov scores a knockdown and a knockout with referee Thomas Taylor counting out Perez.
Welterweight southpaw Cody “The Crippler” Crowley, 19-0 (9), #145, of Douro, Ontario, CAN, defeated Josh “Pitbull” Torres, 22-7-2 (13), #144 1/2, of Rio Rancho, NM, over 10 rounds.
Scores were all 100-90. Referee was Jerry Cantu.
Welterweight Omar “El Relampago” Juarez, 9-0 (4), #142 ľ, of Brownsville, TX, defeated late sub Dakota “The Lone Wolf” Linger, 12-4-2 (8), #144 1/2, of Buckhannon, WV, over 8 rounds.
In the first three rounds Juarez controlled first two with right’s to the chin while Linger kept his hands high while against the ropes countered on occasions. In the fourth and fifth rounds Linger used a good body attack especially with uppercuts while inside.
In the sixth round a left uppercut to the body from Juarez hurt Linger. In the eighth and final round in the final 30 seconds Juarez rocked Linger with several rights on the chin.
Scores were 80-72 and 79-73 twice with this writer at 78-74.
“We knew Linger was going to be a tough fight. I learned I was a smart fighter going 8 rounds, faster and stronger. A couple days off and back in the gym,” said Juarez.
Welterweight Jesus Alejandro “Mono” Ramos, 13-0 (12), #142 ľ, of Casa Grande, CA, stopped Estaban “El Chucky” Garcia, 14-1 (6), #142, of Brawley, CA, @ 2:45 of the second round in an 8.
In the second round referee Rudy Barragan stopped the one sided fight with Garcia still standing. At 19 Ramos is nephew of Abel Ramos.
Lightweight southpaw Leduan Barthelemy, 16-1-1 (12), #136 1/2, of Cuba and Las Vegas, NV, stopped Recky “The Terror” Dulay, 11-9 (8), #137 1/2, of Makati City, PH, @ 2:39 of the third round of a scheduled 6.
In the third round Barthelemy scored a pair of knockdowns before referee Rudy Barragan called a halt with Dulay standing.