Jamal “Shango” James (20-1, 9 KOs) of Minneapolis was unable to pick up another televised win
last Friday night in New York as he lost a 10 round unanimous decision to former Cuban Olympian Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs). Like his three previous bouts, James was fighting under the TV lights against another solid prospect.This time however, he was fighting Ugas on three days notice with less then a month separating this fight from his last. Like always, The Minnesota welterweight champion James put forth a good effort and showing but was out-landed by the crafty Ugas over the course of ten rounds. Final scores read 99-91, 98-92, 96-94.
“I want to thank everyone out there who has shown love and support and has pushed me to the heights that I have achieved” said James afterwards. ” I want to apologize for not being able to bring the win back to Minnesota but with your continued support, I promise I’ll be back stronger then ever. I took this on 3 days notice against a tough fighter and it was a great lesson learned. I’m upset but more hungry and motivated then ever. Congratulations to my opponent and I’ll see you all soon.”
The full fight can be seen HERE.
Duluth lightweight Trevor Marmon (2-7-1, 2 KO’s) was defeated by Travis Hartman (14-23-1, 11 KO’s) this past Saturday night in Topeka, Kansas. It sounds like Marmon dropped Hartman early but was caught by three consecutive uppercuts and sent to the canvas shortly after the action had resumed. Marmon’s corner stopped the fight about a minute and a half into the first round. A news story from Topeka can be read HERE.