Yordenis Ugas wins a unanimous decision over Thomas Dulorme in an action-packed fight that saw both boxers hit the canvas.
Dulorme went down twice in the first round, only to recover and bring the fight to Yordenis Ugas, eventually scoring a knockdown of his own in Round 7.
Dulorme was deducted a point on two separate occasions in this fight for low blows, once in the 7th round, and again in the final round. The judges scores were 93-92, 93-92, and 94-91. This means that if Dulorme was not docked those points he would have won the fight.
“I thought the referee lost the fight for me,” said Dulorme. “I didn’t agree with him. I didn’t think I was throwing low blows. I thought it was clean. I thought he was tired late in the fight so I tried to increase the pressure. But it was hard because the referee didn’t let me work on the inside like I wanted to.”
The win for Ugas was impressive when you consider the fact that he had only 9 days to prepare for this fight after Dulorme's original opponent, Shawn Porter, withdrew with an injury. Despite taking the fight on short notice, Ugas was a (-200) favorite heading into the bout.