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Yordenis Ugas, Keith Thurman express mutual interest in title fight

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Ugas currently holds the WBA “regular” belt

Omar Figueroa Jr. v Yordenis Ugas Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

WBA “world” welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas and former “super” champion Keith Thurman have one another in their crosshairs. “One Time” states that a clash between the two is “real talk” and could serve as his next fight, and Ugas says they could put the matchup together “over the weekend.”

There really don’t seem to be any promotional barriers to overcome; both fight under the PBC banner and Ugas (26-4, 12 KO), who’s historically been a high-risk, low-reward opponent, is the one with the hardware this time around. The only question, then, is when and if Thurman (29-1, 22 KO) will actually be fit to fight. Elbow surgery kept him out for all of 2018, and he went back under the knife after last year’s loss to Manny Pacquiao to fix a hand injury.

I’m all for this, personally. Ugas deserves another big-name fight and finally has the leverage to get it.