WBC and IBF world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence is predicting fireworks for his upcoming welterweight unification with WBA world champion Yordenis Ugas.
Their fight will headline a Showtime PPV event on Saturday, April 16 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The contest is the twelfth unification in the history of the welterweight division.
Ugas is viewed as a legitimate threat, after winning 12 of his last 13 fights since 2016 – including his big win last year, when he outboxed eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
The winner will walk away with three of the four major sanctioning titles, with Terence Crawford’s WBO title as the last remaining piece of the puzzle.
“I can guarantee fireworks on April 16. Ugas is going to give it his all, just like I will. I’m going to put on another great performance in front of my hometown crowd. It’s ‘Man Down’ and it’s ‘Strap Season’. I’m the guy everyone is talking about. The motivation I get from my family and friends allows me to push through everything I’ve gone through,” Spence said.
“I also have to thank Ugas for agreeing to take this fight with me. He’s a tough competitor who comes to fight. I thought he beat Shawn Porter in 2019 and then he beat Pacquiao with an arm injury. He’s a great warrior, but I believe that it’s my time to show the world that I’m here to win another belt.
“At the end of the day, I want to be the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. This is another step toward that goal. I’ve been the shot caller. I’m the big fish at 147.
“It feels good to be back. It’s a blessing to be in this position. Most people take life for granted until they’re given a second chance, and I’ve been given a second chance in life and a third chance in boxing.”