Can Ugas upset Shawn Porter?

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Can Ugas upset Shawn Porter?

Really good and underrated fight that no one is talking about.
Ugas has a better chance then people give him. He MIGHT upset Shawn Porter.
What do you guys think?

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He does have a good shot if Porter is not at his best, if Porter is at his best, we'll see, still can't write him off, but I don't think he has the durability or 12 round tank to beat a fighter as relentless as Porter, I don't think he is good enough to control the tempo, force Porter to drop the pace, Porter has a great chin, fast feet, and I think the volume of punches to head and body, will be too much for Ugas, I expect the fight to be close for 8 rounds, Ugas will counter Porter, make it very interesting early. Ugas is underrated, I think he was lucky to get the decision against Dulorme, but he dominated Robinson, looked solid in his last fight, very good boxing skills, can punch, is experienced, so if Porter has been and still is thinking about the Thurman rematch, looks past Ugas, that's bad for him, and it could cost him the fight, and the belt.

Are you in PCOM this month? Up to you, but if you pick Ugas, that makes the competition more interesting.

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i believe ugas wins by MD

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It's a decent fight and I am glad that they are giving Ugas a chance to fight for a world title. With that being said I give Ugas a 20% maybe 25% against Porter, the first 5-6 rounds might be competitive but Porter is rough with a great chin and a boxing ability that is very underrated. I believe Ugas don't have the power to keep Porter at bay, neither the energy to match with Porter's relentless style . I see Porter walking down Ugas and maybe stopping him in the later rounds, if not it should be a competitive but rather not too complicated UD

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I think there's always a chance of an upset when Porter fights because his style can make rounds difficult to score, particularly for ringside judges. I haven't seen Ugas' recent fights but I'll probably watch them soon as this is the type of fight that can sometimes offer value in the betting!

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I hate betting personally, I knew I could have made a fortune by picking Bellew to beat Haye, Fury to beat Klitschko, but I will never gamble, ever, personally. I think more and more people are betting on Ugas because they know he is an underdog, know if Porter was ever going to get complacent, it would be now, coming off the Garcia win, they know Ugas has been very good in his last two fights. I hope Porter wins, and I think he will, too much output, too strong for 12 rounds, Ugas won't be able to hurt him, and Porter has that jab, that foot speed which helps him control the distance.

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If people are betting on Ugas I suspect it's because the odds offer perceived value. What I mean by that is there's already a couple of guys on this thread that think Ugas has a decent chance. You can get 4/1 on him winning by decision (let's be honest, he's got no chance of stopping Porter). So on the face of it that doesn't sound bad odds at all.

If I do get some time to watch a few of his fights I'll put some more comments here. Vs Porter you need heart, inside fighting skills and the ability to cope with relentless pace/pressure. Ugas has heart but I think it's the 3rd thing that could be a problem. Porter non stop for 12 rounds, who wants to fight that animal!

p.s. best boxing bet I've ever made was Kovalev winning the rematch with alvarez by decision. I got 6/1 on that. I thought Kovalev should have been favourite for that fight. He out boxed Alvarez every round up in the first fight until he got caught with a shot. Come on man, these are light heavyweights! Sometimes you get hit and put down. How that instantly made Alvarez a big favourite in the 2nd fight I don't know. (sorry for going a bit off topic there!).

Re: Can Ugas upset Shawn Porter?

Ugas gasses, he doesn't have a good chin, I expect this to be a fight with two halves, might be very close for 6-8 rounds, but Ugas as well, isn't a spectacular boxer, very good boxing skills, knows how to do damage, but he doesn't have the output, isn't a devastating puncher, so I think Porter will win, but, if Porter underestimates him, doesn't know anything about Ugas as a fighter, that gives Ugas a good shot, because Ugas has the skill to land on the counter, if he can back Porter up to the ropes, he can attack without being made to pay, he is an underrated body puncher, but Porter has an underrated jab, underrated foot speed especially, people think he's just a brawler who can't fight on the outside, just because he can't box on the back foot, that is not the case, he is always moving in and out of range, beats his opponent to the jab.

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He gasses and doesn't have a good chin? That's really not what you want against Porter. Do you think he hears the final bell?

As you know I'm not Porter's biggest fan but I do agree he has a good jab, especially for a short guy. As you say the footwork helps massively there.

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Yes, I think Ugas goes 12, I think Porter won't quite be able to finish him.

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I feel this forum happened.
I feel Ugas deserved the win.