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Porter beats Ugas and retains welterweight crown in controversial bout

Porter beats Ugas and retains welterweight crown in controversial bout

American fighter Shaw Porter retained the World Boxe Council (WBC) welterweight title by beating Cuban challenger Yordenis Ugas in split scores, in another controversial decision that left those attending the evening unsatisfied.

Porter won with scores of 116-112 and 115-113, while the third judge gave Ugas 117-111 in the 12-round match.

Throughout the fight, neither Porter nor Ugas fully controlled the actions, as the styles of both fighters did not lend themselves to an exciting fight.

Porter, with a record of 30-2-1 and 17 knockouts, decided to box from the outside, while Ugas (23-4, 11 knockouts), tried to box up close, in the center of the ring. In this way, neither of them was threatened by the punishment of the rival. EFE.

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