Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas will fight to unify three of the four major welterweight titles on pay-per-view Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
Errol Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KOs) vs. Yordenis Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs)
- Date: Saturday, April 16
- Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in show)
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
- TV/Stream: Pay-per-view
- Cost: $74.99
- Division: Welterweight (147 pounds)
- Rounds: 12
- At stake: Spence’s IBF and WBC, and Ugas’ WBA titles
- Pound-for-pound ranking: Spence No. 5, Ugas Honorable Mention
- Odds: Spence 4½-1 favorite (average of multiple outlets)
- Also on the card: Radzhab Butaev vs. Eimantas Stanionis, welterweights; Isaac Cruz vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa, lightweights; Brandun Lee vs. Zachary Ochoa, junior welterweights; Jose Valenzuela vs. Francisco Vargas, lightweights; Cody Crowley vs. Josesito Lopez, welterweights
- Prediction: Spence UD
- Background: Spence and Ugas will unify three of the four major welterweight titles barring a draw or other unforeseen circumstances, leaving Terence Crawford (WBO) as the only other beltholder. Spence will be fighting for only the second time in 2½ years because of health issues, first the injuries he suffered in a one-car crash in October 2019 and later a detached retina. Spence defeated veteran Danny Garcia by a wide decision in between the health problems, in December 2020. Spence, one of the most-talented fighters in the world, has said he’s now healthy and eager to get back to business. Ugas, reared in the Cuban amateur system, has been one of the best 147-pounders since 2016 but became a force in the division when he defeated Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision to claim his title in August of last year, his most-recent fight. Ugas was a late replacement after Spence had to pull out because of the detached retina. Pacquiao, 42 when he lost his belt, subsequently retired. Ugas can become a true star with a victory on Saturday.