Errol Spence Jr. Claims He’s The ‘Big Fish’ In Welterweight Division
WBC and IBF world champion Errol Spence Jr is all geared up to put on a show for his fans.
“The Truth” Spence will face WBA world champion Yordenis Ugas for the upcoming welterweight unification bout on April 16 at the AT&T stadium.
“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,” Spence said.
“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.”
Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KO’s) last made an appearance in the boxing square almost a year ago where he outclassed Danny Garcia and retained his WBC and IBF titles.
“The Truth” has been visualizing a potential showdown with Terence Crawford who holds the WBO belt, but first he must overcome the challenge of gritty Ugas who has been in fine form in recent years.
Ugas (27-4-0, 12 KO’s) has earned the right to share the ring with undefeated Spence Jr. The Cuban fighter has won 12 of his last 13 fights since 2016, which includes a thumping win over the former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
The winner of this fight will walk away with three of the four major sanctioning titles and will clear the path for either of these fighters to march their way towards the undisputed title fight with Crawford.
During his time away from the ring, Spence Jr. did not have a very enjoyable period as he survived a near-death car accident and was forced to pull out of a fight against Pacquiao after he suffered a retinal injury.
But “The Truth” claims that his resurrection is done and will return in the ring with the best of health.