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Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas
The World Boxing Council world welterweight title will be on the line when Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17 knockouts) will defend his championship belt against challenger Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 knockouts) on March 9, 2019 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on Fox and Fox Deportes.
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Why: WBC World Welterweight Title
WBC World Welterweight Title
For the first time since winning the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title Shawn Porter will defend his championship belt against Yordenis Ugas. Porter is no stranger to championships having won the International Boxing Federation championship in 2013 and 2014. Porter is highly respected by boxing fans and gamblers for an aggressive style in which he will put pressure on his opponents. Porter is also regarded for his overall strength and the work load that he can carry.
Yordenis Ugas is best known for his excellent record as an amateur boxer in which he won the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2005. The native Cuban has had a methodical climb to a championship matchup, the first in his career.
Yordenis Ugas is 32 years old and now resides in Miami, Florida. His record is 23-3 with 11 of his wins coming by knockout. Ugas is currently ranked ninth in the world. He stands at five feet, nine inches tall with a reach of 69 inches at fights from an orthodox stance.
Shawn Porter is 31 years old and has a career record of 29-2-1 with 17 of his wins coming by knockout. Porter is a native of Akron, Ohio and now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. The champ is ranked third in the world and also goes by the name “Showtime.” Porter stands at five feet, seven inches tall with a reach of 69 and a half inches and fights from an orthodox stance.
Porter last stepped into the ring on September 8, 2018 when he faced Danny Garcia for the vacant World Boxing Council world welterweight title. The fight took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and Porter scored a 12 round unanimous decision win to claim the championship. It was the third consecutive win for Porter after his loss to Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association world welterweight title on June 25, 2016 that also took place at the Barclays Center.
Yordenis Ugas is coming off a unanimous decision win over Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on September 8, 2018 at the Barclays Center. The fight went the full 12 rounds.
Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas
This fight could bring potential danger to Porter as Ugas has shown improvement and championship ability. But Porter is a proven champion that has been through big time title fights in the past. Gamblers will flock to Porter as a reliable commodity although bargain hunters will see Ugas.
Bet Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Shawn Porter ( -390 ) Vs. Yordenis Ugas ( +320 ).
The currentboxing line has Shawn Porter as the boxing favorite at -390, meaning you have to risk $390 to win $100. Yordenis Ugas is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +320, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $320.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Check back later for the total rounds betting line. For example, if the total rounds betting line is Over 9.5 Rounds -170, that means that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet you would need to bet $170 to win $100. The Under 9.5 +Rounds +170, would mean you would need to risk $100 to win $170.
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