Yordenis Ugas has had a difficult ride to top of the boxing world. Born in Cuba the player tried leaving the country multiple times, succeeding in his sixth attempt. A stellar amateur fighter, he went professional in 2010 and since then has defended the WBA (Super) champion title which he has held since January 2021. He is also a father of one child and is currently dating his girlfriend Dayanara Leon. Here we will discuss further about his relationship with his gf in 2021.
The Cuban fighter was born on 14 July 1986 in Santiago de Cuba to his parents. He grew up learning to box and started his amateur career pretty early on. From the age of 16 he was competing with other young fighters and after his move to welterweight the boxer was more successful. He went on to defend his Cuban championship for three years running from 2005 to 2008.
The peak of his amateur career was in 2008 Beijing Olympics when he medalled. The third place finish was enough to bring the bronze medal home. Soon he went pro and started making a name for himself in the United States culminating in defending his title against Manny Pacquiao. But most of these things are probably known to you and for those looking to further more about Yordenis' girlfriend, here is everything we know.
Yordenis Ugas Girlfriend 2021 - Dating and Engaged to Dayanara Leon
Yordenis Ugas is dating his girlfriend Dayanara Leon in 2021. They have been together for 2 years and engaged of 1 year.
Image Source: Dayanara Leon Instagram
Yordenis Ugas has been in the public's eye for a while now. But even more attention was paid to the athlete when he was promoted to the WBA super champion spot. Manny Pacquiao was inactive for over a year and he was stripped of the title and give to Yordenis. The legal battle after that put the Cuban in many people's radar and fans wanted to know more about the boxer's personal life.
That resulted in some people prying into his relationship status and wanting to know who he dated in the past. Well, this is not the case for Yordenis alone, most boxers' gf and wives are things of headline news in tabloids and other media outlets. So, when the WBA welterweight champion did his job inside the rings against Manny, fans wanted more information about his girlfriend.
Yordenis Ugas is Engaged to His Girlfriend Dayanara Leon for Over a Year in 2021
Yordenis Ugas is already a father, a son born from his past relationship. His son is 6 years old and the boxer also revealed he is autistic. His mother does not appear to be in the picture when it comes to the family of three. But that does not mean Yordenis is living without a partner. The Cuban is currently dating his girlfriend Dayanara Leon in 2021.
They met for the first time in 2019 and since then the couple has been together. After a few dates the couple knew they were made for one another, so they made their relationship official on 12 April 2019. The couple recently celebrated their 2 years together. They took a trip to Hawaii to celebrate their 2 year anniversary.
Yordenis wrote about his girlfriend on the occasion of their anniversary, "Happy Anniversary❤️ Thank you for sharing your life with mine. Thank for you support and be my friend, my family and my partner in this dance. It has been a beautiful journey. May God bless what is ours. I will always say with pride that I met a girl and by my side she has become a great woman. God bless?? #2 #ThankGod#hawaii."
And for those wondering who Yordenis Ugas' girlfriend Dayanara Leon is? Well, she is a social media influencer with over 100,000 followers on her Instagram page. She is of Cuban descent and according to her Instagram account, she turned 20-years-old on 4 December 2020. It appears Dayanara was 18-years-old when she met Yodenis for the first time, if we are going according to her age claims on the image sharing platform.
While it has been two years since the couple started dating, they have already made their romance more than just dating. The couple got engaged on 18 June 2020 after Ugas popped the question and she said yes. The Instagram influencer shared the moment with her thousands of fans and wrote, "I said Yes! ?? Nunca te voy a decepcionar gracias por confiar en mi cuando nadie mas lo hizo... #engaged #compromiso"
As of 2021 the engaged couple is still together and Yordenis' girlfriend shared a snap of the boxer after his fight with Manny, congratulating him. It is not known yet when the couple plan on tying the knot and becoming husband and wife. Considering the mood the recent win has put the Cuban in, the wedding might happen sooner rather than later.
Yordenis Ugas Retained His WBA (Super) Welterweight Title After Battle with Manny Pacquiao
Since Yordenis Ugas was given the vacated WBA (super) welterweight title, things have been a little contentious. Manny Pacquiao lodged a complain that he was set to fight on 21 August 2021 and the title should be his. Well, the authorities did not think it in the same manner as Ugas was allowed to hold on to the title. And when Errol Spence Jr. dropped out of his fight with Manny, Yordenis stepped in to settle the score once and for all.
Manny Pacquiao was fighting for the first time in 2 years and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was filled with partisan fans of the Phllippinian legend. Still, the Asian boxer looked all the 42 years of his age as the blue print laid out by Floyd Mayweather was utilized fully by Yordenis Ugas. He sat behind his defense and countered with hard punches to come out on top and retain his title.