Unbeaten WBC and IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr.(27-0, 21 KOs) and WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugas(27-4, 12 KOs) will square off in a welterweight championship unification showdown on Saturday, April 16, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Spence, 31, is looking to return after a retinal tear in his left eye forced him to pull out of his fight with Manny Pacquiao in August. The last time we saw Spence was December 2020, when he defeated Danny Garcia by unanimous decision; now, he’s looking to add another belt to his collection against Ugas.
For the 35-year-old Ugas, he took full advantage of the opportunity to fight Pacquiao, and he defeated the Filipino legend by unanimous decision.
It should be interesting to see how Spence looks in this one after a long layoff, but to his credit, he came off a horrific car accident and looked sharp against Garcia, so it may not be an issue.
Hopefully, the winner of this one could fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, next. A fight with Crawford, a promotional free agent, might be easier to make because he is no longer with Top Rank, or it could be former world champion Keith Thurman who gets the shot after he defeated Mario Barrios Saturday night. Thurman is still a big name at 147.
No matter what’s next, Spence-Ugas will be a terrific fight. Can’t wait!