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Yordenis Ugas Contemplates Boxing Future Amidst Recovery

Yordenis Ugas, the former welterweight champion known for his resilience in the ring, finds himself at a crossroads as he contemplates his future in boxing. Battling back from a series of setbacks, including a recent eye injury, the Cuban fighter is taking his time to weigh his options.

In his last fight, Ugas faced Mario Barrios on the undercard of the highly anticipated Saúl “Canelo'' Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo event in Las Vegas. Despite his determination, Ugas suffered a unanimous decision loss, further complicating his path back to the top.

The defeat was compounded by a recurring issue with his right eye, which had troubled him in a previous bout against Errol Spence. The injury, a fractured orbital bone, had sidelined him for over a year, adding to the uncertainty surrounding his future in the sport.

In a candid interview with George Ebro, Ugas revealed his cautious approach to his next move.

"I don't know yet [about my future]," he shared. "I'm still practically recovering, taking care of my eye. Let's see what happens. I haven't made a decision yet."

Reflecting on his journey, Ugas acknowledged the challenges he has faced and the support that has propelled him forward. From doubts about his career to a triumphant victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2021, Ugas has experienced the highs and lows of boxing.

Despite the uncertainty, Ugas remains steadfast in his gratitude.

"Thank God I have been doing my job," he affirmed. "If I fight or I don't fight, I'm fine."

As Ugas navigates this pivotal moment in his career, the boxing world watches with anticipation, eager to see what the future holds for this determined fighter.


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