Via Jim Calfa: Errol Spence Jr. It is doubtful that Yordenis Ugas would not have been suspended for the full 12 rounds without folding like a deck of cards on Saturday night when the two welterweight champions pitted each other at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
147-lb IBF/WB champion Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) stopped short of saying he’s absolutely certain he’ll KO WBA champion Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs), but he has looks confident that his opponent will not be in round 12 when the two meet on Showtime PPV.
Most of all, Spence wanted to treat his Texas fans with his performance on Saturday night.
The fight is happening in Errol’s backyard, so he wanted to give fans a great fight while also sending a message to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford that he will be the victim. next.
What’s really cool about the Spence-Ugas promotion has been the fan-focused Crawford corner for the winner.
Instead of boxing fans focusing their attention on the Spence vs. Ugas, they talked non-stop about the victor in the face of Crawford.
To most fans, poor Ugas has largely been seen as a lamb for Spence to slaughter, with no chance of winning the war in their eyes. As far as fans are concerned, Ugas is just a bump in the road.
“This fight may not go far. Ugás is a tough fighter. He’s a man who accepts the fight and wants to confront,” Spence said at his final press conference on Thursday.
“If he had to, he would do anything to win. I am that kind of person. I’m the type of guy that if I had to walk every foot, I would. If I have to stay there and fight, I will. If we go in and start fighting, I don’t think it’s going to be 12 innings.”
“I want to be the future undisputed welterweight champion of the world. The first to do it. This is my house. This is my hometown,” Spence said.
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“He [Spence] “I’ll clean up my side of the road, and then we’ll do whatever,” said coach Derrick James. Against TV Hub. “He said he wanted to be the undisputed world champion, so it was next.
“If he says that’s what he wanted to do four or five years ago, he’s doing what he wants to do. I know anything is possible,” James said of the possible Spence vs Terence Crawford fight after Ugas.
“We are worried about Ugas. He is [Errol] talking about it on stage, so he’s talking about it [fighting Crawford next]. He’s said three or four times, ‘I want to be the undisputed world champion’, so what does that mean?
“I don’t want to talk about that either,” James said when asked if Spence will turn 154. “We might be moving forward.”