Shawn Porter defeats Yordenis Ugas by Split Decision
March 9, 2019 Share

Shawn Porter defeats Yordenis Ugas by Split Decision

In tonight’s main event on , Shawn Porter retains his WBC Welterweight title by defeating by SD 113-115 Porter, 117-111 Ugas and 116-112 Porter.  Photos by  for

SHAWN PORTER

 
“We wanted to out box him and eventually turn it on and press him. But my dad did not think that was the smartest way to win the fight. We fought this way for 12 rounds and no one has ever seen that from me before.
“I’m a little frustrated that I wasn’t able to get to the body as much as I wanted or as much as we had planned. As the clock ticks, you have to do what’s working. Tonight the foot movement was working and it made Ugas have to reset.
“We fought a good smart fight tonight. I was consistent and I thought we won a majority of the rounds.
YORDENIS UGAS
“There’s no doubt about it, I was robbed tonight. After the first round I figured him out and dominated the fight. He had no answer when I was pushing him back. I dominated the fight in my opinion.
“I showed tonight that I belong with the elite fighters at welterweight. All I can say is that I’m ready to fight any of the top names in the division. I’ll be back.”
ABEL RAMOS
 
“He caught me on a flash knockdown in the second round. I didn’t see the punch coming and he caught me a little bit off balance. As soon as I got up, I was good.
“I thought I won the fight. I landed more punches. I felt like I was landing all night and I was doing good clean work throughout the fight.”
FRANCISCO SANTANA
 
“I was very surprised by the scorecards. I thought I did enough to win. It was very competitive but I was landing more significant punches.”
“I knew he was a warrior who would come back to fight after the knockdown. I don’t know what else to do at this point, but I’ll always keep my head held high.”

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