VIDEO: Does Yordenis Ugas Train With His Girlfriend?

Published 09/12/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas is currently one of the top-rated 147 pounders all over the world, especially after his win against Manny Pacquiao on August 21. Although ’54 Milagros’ Ugas has held the title for quite a time, it’s his recent win that has taken him up to the top-tier slot, and several people are now interested in his life.

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That said, Ugas, who can rematch Pacquiao somewhere down the line, appears to have resumed training.

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While we all know Ismael Antonio Salas as Yordenis Ugas’ trainer, the champion’s partner Dayanara can also call herself that. Well, not on a very authentic note, but Ugas’s girlfriend also accompanies him in training sessions. That said, she also combines her love for combat by holding pads and mitts for her partner on umpteen occasions.

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EsNews posted a video where Yordenis Ugas was spotted landing haymakers in an intense pad work with his partner. Still fresh from his win against ‘Pac-Man’, the nearing journey can offer tougher challenges before the Cuban star. Hence, Ugas cannot relish a long layoff and might return to action again before we close off the year.

27-4 as a professional pugilist, Yordenis Ugas’ resume might fall short if compared to many of his contemporaries. But he has all the skills and power that can see him overcome everyone in the vicious welterweight division.

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Who can Yordenis Ugas face next?

Despite losing, Manny Pacquiao has labeled Yordenis Ugas as one of his easiest opponents. The Filipino Senator has also desired a rematch which Ugas has verbally accepted. Thus, it can be a good option for ’54 Milagros’, bringing in another hefty pay-check to his side. Moreover, Ugas can also meet Errol Spence Jr. in a potential blockbuster.

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As 42-year-old Pacquiao looks to be retiring now, Spence Jr and Ugas can lock horns against each other. WBO titlist Terence Crawford can also enter the tale if he beats Shawn Porter next. So, Ugas is truly a prime name of the division with umpteen options ahead on board.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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