T-Cellular Enviornment, Las Vegas – In a welterweight conflict for the WBC’s interim-title, Mario Barrios (28-2, 18 KOs) scored two knockdowns to safe a twelve spherical unanimous choice over Yordenis Ugas (27-6, 12 KOs). (pictures by Ryan Hafey)
The scores have been 117-108, 118-107. 118-107 for Barrios.
A technical begin between the 2. Within the second, each have been throwing jabs with hooks being thrown off the punch. On the finish of the spherical, Barrios scored a knockdown with a tough left jab.
Ugas got here out firing with extra urgency within the third, which allowed Barrios to start out touchdown physique photographs in shut. Ugas appeared to stagger Barrios with a tough shot to the physique, earlier than unloading with mixtures to the top. Each discovered success with the jab within the fourth. Barrios was doing extra injury together with his jab earlier than letting his fingers go. Ugas was touchdown laborious counters within the closing minute.
Within the fifth, it was shut motion with each having their moments. At first of the sixth, a proper hand despatched Ugas stagging again, Ugas was capable of come again with physique photographs. Barrios went again to boxing and was working off the jab. The correct eye of Ugas was swelling up within the seventh, as they have been getting extra energetic with their punches.
Higher work for Barrios within the eight, as Ugas was not being as energetic. Extra of the identical within the ninth, with Barrios holding the sting with punches. The tenth noticed the ringside physician check out the correct eye of Ugas, who was being outworked and outlanded.
At first of the eleventh, Ugas’ proper eye was practically swollen shut, and the ringside physician took a second take a look at the attention. The combat resumed with Ugas being outworked and damage on the finish of the spherical. The physician checked on Ugas’ eye for a 3rd time at first of the twelfth and let the combat proceed. As soon as it resumed, Barrios scored a second knockdown of the combat with a counter left. Ugas bought up, was damage, and was getting labored over by Barrios for the rest of the spherical. Ugas additionally misplaced a degree for spitting out his mouthpiece, twice.