WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas is delighted to showcase his skills against Fabian “TNT” Maidana on Saturday, August 21st, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The event is spearheaded by the welterweight clash between Manny Pacquiao and IBF, WBC World Champion Errol Spence.
The 35-year-old Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) was already in action in September when he defeated Abel Ramos.
Ugas has won three straight bouts since losing a tight twelve-round decision to Shawn Porter in March 2019.
Maidana (18-1, 13 KOs) wants to step out of the shadow of his well-known older brother, the former two-tier champion Marcos Maidana.
The 29-year-old won his first 16 fights before losing a decision to Jaider Parra in January 2019. Since that defeat, Maidana has recovered with two straight wins.
Ugas could well land a reunification battle with the winner of the Pacquiao Spence main event – and therefore wants to make a showcase performance against Maidana.
“Everyone knows that I am a warrior and that I will fight everyone every day. When they presented me with this fight against Fabian Maidana, I accepted without hesitation, ”said Ugas.
“I will defend my WBA title and the world will see why I have to be seen on TV fighters who are known for leaving everything in the ring. One thing I know for sure, I will be flying my hands with evil intentions on August 21st. I would also like to dedicate this struggle to all the brave men, women and children who fight for their freedom in Cuba. Patria y Vida! “