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Yordenis Ugás

Ugás at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Yordenis Ugás Hernández (born July 14, 1986 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban amateur boxer best known to win the lightweight 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships at age 19 following Mario Kindelan.

Career

Ugás was U17 (cadets) world champion in 2003 but lost at the junior championships 2004 to Amir Khan. On other occasions he lost twice to countryman Luis Franco at featherweight, he finished third aththe nationals 2004 at featherweight.

In 2005 he moved up to lightweight where he was more successful, winning the Cuban Championships 2005 to 2008 and turning into a star. He won a tournament called PanAm Championships (not the PanAm Games) in 2005, however in other tournaments he lost twice to Kazach southpaw Serik Sapiyev.

At the Senior World Championships 2005 he suffered two heavy knockdowns by Canadian southpaw

In 2006 he won the Central American Championships.

He was part of the Cuban team that won the 2006 Boxing World Cup.[1]

In 2007 he beat Yordan Frometa and Roniel Iglesias at the national championships. Later that year Ugás won the PanAm Games in Rio beating Darley Perez and Everton Lopes. Cuba didn't participate in the World Championships in Chicago.

In 2008 he defended the national championships against old foe Luis Franco and won his Olympic qualifier. In Beijing he was upset in the semifinal by Frenchman Daouda Sow.

In 2009 he went up to Junior Welter beating Roniel Iglesias in the national final.

In March 2010, Ugas defected to the USA in the hope of beginning a professional career.

Olympic Games

World Championships

World Cup

Cuban National Championship

References

  • Record

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Yordenis Ugás from BoxRec
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