Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas’s Welterweight title unification bout will headline a PBC-Showtime PPV boxing event on April 16, 2022, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Spence will put up his WBC & IBF welterweight titles whereas Ugas will put his WBA title on the line.
Continue reading to get all the details on Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas PPV boxing event.
One of the fighters between Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas will hold three out of four major welterweight titles in their hands after their bout on April 16 at the AT&T Stadium.
Spence Jr is still undefeated and currently holds WBC & IBF Welterweight titles. Now, he is determined to extend his undefeated streak and also has his eyes set on Ugas’s WBA title. Meanwhile, Ugas is preparing to pull off an upset by delivering Spence Jr his very first professional boxing loss, just like he upset Manny Pacquiao in his last bout in August 2021.
Only problem for Spence might be that he has been inactive for 16 months and is returning after eye surgery. Spence last defeated Danny Garcia in December 2020 at the same venue. Will he be the Spence of old days?
The winner from here will possibly go on to face WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford to crown an undisputed champion in the division. So, who will it be? Spence or Ugas?
Tale of the Tape
|Boxer Name||Errol Spence Jr||Yordenis Ugas|
|NickName||The Truth||54 Milagros|
|Height||5’10 (178 cm)||5′9 (175 cm)|
|Reach||72″ (183 cm)||69 (175 cm)|
Undercard (Fight Card)
- Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas – 12 rounds, for Spences’ WBC & IBF Welterweight titles and Ugas’ WBA(Super) Welterweight Title
- Radzhab Butaev vs. Eimantas Stanionis -12 rounds bout for Butaev’s WBA(regular) Welterweight title
- Brandun Lee vs. Zachary Ochoa – 10 rounds junior welterweights bout
- Cody Crowley vs. Josesito Lopez – 10 rounds welterweights bout
- Isaac Cruz vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa – 12 rounds lightweights bout
- Jose Valenzuela vs. Francisco Vargas – 10 rounds lightweights bout
News & Updates
August 21, 2021: After defeating Manny Pacquiao, Ugas said that he wants to face Errol Spence next.
October 20, 2021: WBA denied Ugas’ petition to bypass mandatory defense against Eimantas Stanionis, which was required to face Spence. WBA also ordered Ugas and Stanionis to negotiate for the fight.
November 26, 2021: WBA ordered a purse bid for Ugas vs Stanionis after they failed to negotiate a deal.
December 19, 2021: WBA announced that Stanionis has agreed to step aside to allow to face Errol Spence Jr.
February 8, 2022: The fight between Spence and Ugas was announced by PBC.
February 9, 2022: Boxing.com reported that the bout will be presented by Showtime PPV.(details)
February 17, 2022: Isaac Cruz vs Yuriorkis Gamboa confirmed for the undercard.(details)
February 21, 2022: Radzhab Butaev vs Eimantas Stanionis confirmed for the undercard.
February 21: 2022: Ugas said in an interview with ESPN Deportes, “The only thing I will say about this fight is that the winner agrees to fight Crawford, that the winner continues to go for the undisputed crown.”
March 2, 2022: Errol Spence provided an update on his eye after surgery and said it is fine now.
March 4, 2022: When asked about a title unification with Terrance Crawford, Errol Spence said, “we will see, I’ve gotta get past Ugas first”.
March 13, 2022: Errol Spence said he has been the shot caller, big fish at 147 lbs and wants to be the undisputed champion
March 17, 2022: Errol Spence updated that his training is going good and said, “I’ll just be a full beast before I get in the ring.”
March 26, 2022: While talking about a fight with Terence Crawford, Spence said, “I’m fighting for my third belt, let’s get something on the table so I can fight for a fourth belt.”
March 30, 2022: Ismael Salas, Ugas’ trainer, told PBC that Spence is not the same boxer after his car accident.
March 31, 2022: Ugas revealed that he had surgery for torn bicep after his fight against Manny Pacquiao, and his biceps are totally healed now.
April 4, 2022: Ugas told Boxing Scene, “I do think that Spence is a better fit for my style.”
April 10, 2022: In his interview with PBC, Spence talked about his two career-threatening injuries and how he may have very limited time left in the ring. “I did have, you know, almost two career-ending injuries. So, you know, I feel like I’m on borrowed time right now. So, you know, I can’t just sit around and fight a tune-up fight.”
April 13, 2022: Ugas said in a press day interview, “The Pacquiao fight was a great night for me. After that fight, my life changed in even more ways. But I’ve always kept myself humble. I showed everyone who the WBA champion was.”