Yordenis Ugas Background and Origins: Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion

Published 08/17/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Yordenis Ugas ( red trunks ) defeats Cesar Barrionuevo ( white trunks ) by Uanimous Decision in their WBC Welterweight Elimination fight at Barclays Center on September 8, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Yordenis Ugas is one prime fighting prospect present in the welterweight roster today. He’s fought in this division for a considerable while and has even come out on top with some fiery performances. Despite not having a major share of the limelight, he still has kept his boxing career active and is going super strong with the same even today.

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Ugas always look to raising his country’s flag with his out-of-the-box performances. And until now, he’s been fairly successful in the same. But where does he originally hail from? What is his background?

’54 Milagros’ hails from Cuba, and his ethnicity is African. However, there isn’t much information on his religion.

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The 35-year-old was intrigued by the sport of boxing in his younger days, as a result of which, he laced up the gloves and sharpened up his prowess with time. In a short period, he became a true sensation from his country and his name was doing rounds everywhere.

With time, he emerged as a hardworking pugilist, and eventually, in 2010, he turned pro. Since then, he never looked back, and the boxing fans didn’t expect him to come this far.

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 05: Yordenis Ugas works out and speaks to the press during the media workout event at Gleason’s Gym on September 5, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

He kept piling on to the top with his gigantic wins and subsequently raised countless eyebrows to allure one and all.

Moreover, a major chunk of his fights have been in and around the welterweight landscape. And it’s safe to admit that Ugas is a welterweight legend. Even at his current age, he still puts up fights that are worth watching. And he tries everything to get his hand raised inside the squared circle.

Yordenis Ugas – A future Hall of Famer?

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For now, Ugas holds a track record of 26 wins and 4 losses. For now, this isn’t a great resume, but it’s also not the worst.

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Yordenis Ugas speaks to the Press during the Final Press Conference for his upcoming fight at Dream Hotel on September 6, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

That said, in order to go down as a Hall of Famer, ’54 Milagros’ will have to dig in deep and add more wins to his name.

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He shows a lot of promise already to go big with time and his fans are optimistic about seeing him achieve the impossible. It’ll be interesting to see how he molds his career for his own good and eventually goes down to become one true kingpin.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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