- Opening boxing odds have Yordenis Ugas -600 against Mario Barrios +380.
- Yordenis Ugas currently holds the second position in the rankings, while Mario Barrios is ranked fifth.
- See the latest betting props and our fight prediction for Ugas vs Barrios.
Former WBA welterweight champ Yordenis Ugas is set to fight Mario Barrios at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 12-round bout is part of the Showtime Championship Boxing Pay-Per-View event, with a shot at Terence Crawford’s undisputed and Ring championship on the line. This fight will feature as the co-main to Canelo vs Charlo. Let’s jump right into the latest boxing odds for Ugas vs Barrios.
Ugas vs Barrios Odds
Former WBA super welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas is a -600 betting favorite according to BetMGM Sportsbook against Mario Barrios. That’s an implied win probability of 85.7% for “54 Miracles” Ugas. The underdog here “El Azteca” Barrios is +380, meaning a $100 wager on the moneyline could net a payout of $380 profit.
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Yordenis Ugas vs Mario Barrios Odds & Prediction
Yordenis Ugas (27-5, 12 KOs), originally from Santiago, Cuba, and now residing in Miami, Florida, hasn’t fought since his knockout loss to Spence in April of last year, which cost him the WBA world title.
Before that, he claimed the WBA title in August 2021 by defeating Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision. Ugas had a successful streak with wins over Omat Figueroa and Abel Ramos after a split-decision loss to Shawn Porter in March 2019.
Many could see Ugas’s lack of in-ring time being a real chance to bet against the favorite here, although Barrios has a tendancy of failing against his highest stake opponents such as Davis and Thurman.
On the other hand, Mario Barrios (27-2, 18 KOs) recently fought in his hometown of San Antonio, where he stopped junior welterweight Jovanie Santiago in the eighth round on February 11.
Barrios holds a significant power advantage over Ugas, boasting a 67% knockout rate compared to Ugas’ 44%.
At 37 years old, Yordenis Ugas is 9 years older than Barrios. Barrios also enjoys a 1-inch height advantage and a 2-inch reach advantage over Ugas, both of them fighting from an orthodox stance.
In terms of experience, Ugas has the upper hand with 3 more fights and a debut in 2010, which is 3 years and 4 months ahead of Barrios, who started his professional career in 2013. Ugas has also fought 56 more professional rounds, totaling 218 rounds compared to Barrios’ 162.
I see this fight playing out like a classic slug fest, that could even outshine the main event. In terms of betting, Ugas is offering too many unknowns since his last fight and at -600 doesn’t offer much betting value here. I got Barrios grinding his way through this fight and delivering the more siginifcant blows, to win by unamious decision on the judges scorecards.
Barrios Respects The Challange
“Whenever a fight is brought to me, there’s never a name that I say no to. This was no different. Ugas is a tremendous fighter and this is a huge opportunity. I was more than happy to take the fight,” Barrios said during a Los Angeles press conference.
“I’m trying to solidify my mark in this division. It’s gonna be a tough fight on September 30. I’ve never seen him shy away from a fight and I have a similar style. This is gonna be an explosive one that you don’t want to miss.
“We’re both gonna bring it on fight night. This is an exciting card and an exciting opportunity to fight for an interim world title.”
“I was learning with each fight and took a lot away from my defeats. I’m still just as hungry as ever. I had my comeback fight in February in San Antonio and now I’m looking to bring another title back home,” said Barrios to BoxingScene.
Fight fans, please leave a comment below on your pick between Ugas and Barrios!