Errol Spence Jr. Defeats Yordenis Ugas By 10th Round TKO To Unify Belts, Locks Eyes On Terence Crawford

Spence retains his titles and claims the WBA strap after beating Ugas via TKO in 10th.

Spence Retains His Titles
Spence Retains His Titles - Image via @ShowtimeBoxing Twitter
  • Errol Spence Jr. stopped Yordenis Ugas in the 10th round
  • “The Truth” immediately called out Terence Crawford after the fight

Errol Spence Jr. has taken out Yordenis Ugas to unify the WBC, IBF and WBA welterweight belts. As expected, all signs point to an undisputed championship bout against Terence Crawford.

“The Truth” prevailed

Spence did not let his hometown fans down at the AT&T Stadium on Saturday as he successfully stopped Ugas to unify the three welterweight belts. The Cuban fighter had his moment in Round 6 after landing some good shots at Spence, who made a mistake focusing on his lost mouthpiece.

Ugas’ momentum did not last long as “The Truth” quickly bounced back in the succeeding rounds. The American champ gradually found his rhythm and took control of the fight.

The prolonged slick striking from Spence constantly inflicted damage on Ugas’ right eye, which ended up getting swollen shut in Round 10. The referee in charge was then prompted to have Ugas’ eye checked by the ringside physician.

Upon checking, the doctor decided that Ugas was no longer able to continue with the fight and called to stop the bout at 1:44 of Round 10, declaring Spence as winner via TKO due to doctor’s stoppage.

Watch the highlights below:

Next up, Terence Crawford

As things stand, the only belt in the 147-pound division missing in Spence’s collection is the WBC title which currently belongs to his compatriot Terence Crawford.

Speaking after his victory over Ugas, “The Truth” did not hesitate and immediately called for an undisputed championship bout against “Bud.”

“Everybody knows who I want next; I want Terence Crawford next,” Spence said. “That’s the fight that I want; that’s the fight everybody else wants. Terence, I’m coming for that motherf—ing belt.”

Spence and Crawford have long been heavily linked to a welterweight showdown but for various reasons, the fight never came to fruition. With all the world titles kept within the two of them, there should be no reason for the fight to not take place this time.

Published on April 17, 2022 at 10:17 am
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