Errol Spence Jr was able to break down and stop Yordenis Ugas in the 10th round of their IBF, WBC and WBA Welterweight World title fight on Saturday night, 16th April at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
The fight which was no doubt competitive was brought to a stop in the tenth round after the ring physician deemed Ugas unfit to continue due to some serious swelling in his right eye. Spence Jr was declared the winner of the fight and with that added the WBA belt to his already acquired IBF and WBC Welterweight World titles.
The Texan has now turned his sights to Terence Crawford, who holds the WBO Welterweight World title as he looks to unify the division and become the first four belt undisputed Welterweight champion of the world. Spence Jr, who has seen many negotiations with the Terence Crawford team fail to materialise, believes that the fight can be made.
Concerning his fight with Ugas, Spence was thankful to the Cuban and admits the Cuban brought out the best in him and also claimed he never had a doubt about winning the unification fight.
Spence was fighting for the first time since his surgery but had no difficulty with his eyes throughout his fight with Ugas. When the fight eventually ended, it was Ugas, who had issues with his sight.
Ugas stepped in for Spence Jr, when he dropped out of the fight with Manny Pacquiao back in July. Ugas was great in that fight, out-pointing the now retired legendary Philippine Boxer to retain the WBA Super Welterweight World title.
Spence was no doubt a step ahead of Ugas but with his Meteoric rise in the Welterweight division and eye surgery. There were many who believed, Ugas could surprise the boxing World with a win over Spence Jr. That wasn’t the case as “The Truth” lived up to his name.