Via Chris Williams: Errol Spence Jr isn’t worried about knocking out Yordenis Ugas this Saturday night in their main event weightlifting match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
This is an important match for Spence as he needs a win over talented Cuban boxer Ugas to progress to a bout against the WBO welterweight champion. Terence Crawford for the undisputed championship later this year.
Losing to Ugas would derail Spence’s plans, sending him back to landmark one of his career.
IBF/WBC champion Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) wants to win by all means possible, whether it’s decisive or knockout WBA champion Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs).
Errol can’t lose to Ugas
Spence just wants to make sure his arm is up in the end because he knows what happens sometimes when boxers are so focused on trying to get a knockout to do it. satisfied fans. They were defeated.
Errol is about to be fired 16 months since the fight against December 2020 is tougher than expected Danny Garcia.
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The lengthy layoff is one reason why it is important that Spence, 32, is not looking for a knockout in this fight. Being out in the ring for that long is hard enough, but it’s even worse when you’re up against a talented fighter like Ugas.
In theory, Ugas was the toughest opponent in Spence’s 10-year professional career, ahead of Shawn Porter, Kell Brook and Danny Garcia.
When Brook was at his peak before meeting Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016, he was a better fighter than Ugas, but by the time Spence fought the British in 2017, he had already suffered a pre-fight eye injury. Kazakh soldiers.
“I want to be the unification champion of the world“I want three belts, and I want to be the world’s future undisputed welterweight champion, the first to do so,” Spence said Thursday at his final press conference. with Ugas.
You have to believe that if Spence destroys 35-year-old Ugas, he will do the same to 34-year-old Crawford, who looked beatable in his recent game against Porter.
Ugas can be a tough hurdle for Spence as Crawford is now, and if he can beat him, it will be his cake to get the job done before the Omaha, Nebraska native.
“I have to finish him by Saturday night. I’m going to put on another great show,” Spence said.
“I don’t need KO. I feel like the boxers who go to KO rights end up losing the fight,” Errol said. “For me, if KO comes, I’ll definitely take it, but I’m also happy with a win.