Who will walk out of AT&T Stadium on April 16 as the WBC, IBF, and WBA welterweight champion? That is the question Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas will look to emphatically answer when they face off in the ring.
Spence made his pro debut in 2012. In 2017, he beat Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight title and has defended it five times. In a fight to remember, Spence beat Shawn Porter in September 2019 to win the WBC title.
“The Truth” has only fought once since then, beating Danny Garcia in December 2020. Spence was involved a horrific solo car accident where his Ferrari flipped multiple times, ejecting him from the car. It landed him in the intensive care unit. He ended up returning to action to face Garcia. After the Garcia fight, Spence was supposed to fight Manny Pacquiao but suffered a torn retina.
Ugas made his pro debut in 2010. He lost to Porter in 2019 for the WBC welterweight title but rebounded by winning three in a row. The WBA (Regular) champion after beating Abel Ramos, Ugas took care of Pacquiao, taking Spence’s spot, to retain the WBA (now Super) welterweight title. The Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch the fight on Saturday, including time, channel, and fight card.