Errol Spence Jr has now unified three belts in the Welterweight division, The IBF, WBC and the WBA world titles but that was after 9 good rounds with Yordenis Ugas at the AT&T stadium on Saturday 16th of April.
Spence Jr gradually broke down Ugas till the 10th round when he eventually stopped him and yes, his surgically repaired eyes wasn’t an issue while he did it. The fight was stopped at 1:44 of the 10th round after the ringside physicians deemed Ugas unfit to continue.
The fight which served as a ShowTime Main event ended by technical knockout in favour of the Texan, who fought for the first time since his surgery. It was however competitive but Ugas fighting on with such swollen eyes wasn’t what the ringside physician was ready to see. Ugas confirmed after the fight that, he couldn’t see out of his right eyes but did sure want to continue the fight.
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Spence Speaking after the fight, in someway gave Ugas the credit for bring the best out of him but also claimed to have no doubt about winning the fight.
“I didn’t have any doubts at all,” Spence told Showtime’s Jim Gray during his post-fight interview. “I believe in myself. You can see I train a hundred percent. And I just knew I was gonna come [back] to beat him. This is what I wanted. I didn’t want a tune-up fight and fight somebody I know I can beat. I wanted somebody I know who would bring the best out of me. And I knew Ugas was gonna bring the best out of me.”
Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has been slowly gathering the belts in his division and yesterday, he successfully defended the IBF and WBC Welterweight World titles and added the WBA “Super” Welterweight title title and will now need to face the undefeated Terence Crawford, the only other title holder in the division with hopes of becoming the first ever Unified Welterweight Champion in the four belt era.
Spence Jr was very vocal about his stand on making the Crawford fight happen. He wants the fight and will do everything to make it happen.
“Oh, definitely.”when asked by Grey about the possibility of making the Crawford fight happen
“That’s the fight that I want. That’s the fight everybody else want. Like I said, I’m gonna get these straps and I’m gonna go over there and take his sh*t, too.”