Errol Spence Jr Vs Yordenis Ugas Undercard Announced
The Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas fight is less than a month away, and it just booked three fights for its undercard.
The pay-per-view event will see Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz face former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in a 10-round co-headliner. The lineup also includes undefeated Jose Valenzuela against former world champion Francisco Vargas and then Cody Crowley versus Josesito Lopez.
Cruz (22-2-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring after losing via decision to Gervonta Davis in December. Despite the loss, many boxing fans thought Cruz had done enough to upset Davis. Cruz was a late replacement for Rolando Romero who was dropped from the event after being accused of sexual assault.
Gamboa (30-4, 18 KOs) previously held the IBF and WBA featherweight titles between 2009 and 2011. Before going on a seven-game winning streak, he dropped a contest to current WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in 2014.
In Gamboa’s last two fights, he lost via 12th round TKO to Davis in 2019 and by decision against Devin Haney in November 2020.
Valenzuela (11-0, 7 KOs) has been training with two-time world champion David Benavidez. In September 2021, he earned his first 10-round decision victory over Deiner Berrio. Then in December, he notched a fourth round TKO over Austin Dulay.
Vargas (27-3-2, 19 KOs) won a 130-pound title in 2015 by beating Takashi Miura. His resume includes wins over Ezequiel Aviles in 2019 and Otto Gomez in 2020, but after that, and most recently, he lost to Isaac Cruz in June 2021.
Crowley (20-0, 9 KOs) debuted in December 2021 when he beat previously undefeated Kudratillo Abdukakhorov by unanimous decision. Before that, Crowley defeated Josh Torres in September 2020.
Lopez (38-8, 21 KOs) has stepped in the ring with some of the sport’s top contenders including Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz. His last outings were back-to-back victories against John Molina Jr and Francisco Santana.
The fights will air live on April 16 from Arlington, Texas.