Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Ugas vs Taylor?
Yordenis Ugas could square off against Josh Taylor in Spring 2022 in the United States.
The fight would take place 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 Taylor 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.
Josh Taylor would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Taylor would have a large advantage in power over Ugas, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Ugas' 44%.
Yordenis Ugas is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Taylor has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ugas. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Yordenis Ugas fights out of the orthodox stance, while Josh Taylor is a southpaw.
Ugas is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years earlier than Taylor, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 103 more professional rounds, 218 to Taylor's 115.
Yordenis Ugas goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC and 3 by the RING at welterweight.
Ugas vs Taylor 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 won against 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 beat Abel Ramos on 6th September 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Dallas Jr on 1st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi.
He had won against Omar Figueroa Jr on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Taylor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Jack Catterall on 26th February 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Carlos Ramirez on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Hehad beat Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
In terms of recent activity, Yordenis Ugas has been fighting more than Josh Taylor.
Yordenis Ugas last fought 1 month and 3 days ago, while Josh Taylor's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.
Ugas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ugas vs Taylor?
Josh Taylor is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Yordenis Ugas if you fancy the incredible upset.