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Yordenis Ugas vs Vergil Ortiz Jr preview
When is Ugas vs Ortiz Jr?
Yordenis Ugas could face Vergil Ortiz Jr in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Ugas vs Ortiz Jr stats
Yordenis Ugas would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vergil Ortiz Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a massive power advantage over Ugas, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Ugas' 44%.
Yordenis Ugas is the older man by 12 years, at 36 years old.
Ortiz Jr has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ugas. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Yordenis Ugas & Vergil Ortiz Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ugas is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years earlier than Ortiz Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 149 more professional rounds, 218 to Ortiz Jr's 69.
Yordenis Ugas goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 4 by the RING at welterweight.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the 147lb division.
Ugas vs Ortiz Jr form
Ugas has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Errol Spence Jr on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Manny Pacquiao on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abel Ramos on 6th September 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had beat Mike Dallas Jr on 1st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi.
He had defeated Omar Figueroa Jr on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Vergil Ortiz Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Michael McKinson on 6th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Welterweight eliminator fight at Dickies Arena, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.
Before that, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.
He had won against Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of recent activity, Vergil Ortiz Jr has been fighting more than Yordenis Ugas.
Yordenis Ugas last fought 11 months and 6 days ago, while Vergil Ortiz Jr's last outing was 7 months and 16 days ago.
Ugas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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