Errol Spence Jr, Yordenis Ugas Make Their Case For Saturday At Media Workout
Fans got their first glimpse of Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas in the ring on Wednesday during the media workout.
During the outdoor session – which kicked off fight week – Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) and Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) made it clear what their intentions are for Saturday when they meet in a welterweight unification fight in Arlington, Texas.
“Of course I’m going to win. But I’m going for the knockout,” Spence said.
“There’s nothing to elaborate on when I said I’m going for the knockout. It’s what I said. So if I get it, I get it. If I don’t, I don’t. I know one hundred percent I’m getting the victory, but I definitely want to knock him out.”
For Ugas, he reiterated that he knows many people are rooting against him, but he said he’s used it. He faced the same doubters when he fought Manny Pacquiao in August.
“I know I’m the underdog. I came here to win. I will fight whenever, wherever, in anybody’s backyard,” Ugas said.
“Spence can say whatever he wants. I’ll fight the way I always do, exchanging blows and coming forward.”
Spence is going into the fight as a 5-to-favorite over the Cuban boxer. Nineteen of 20 experts at Ring Magazine are also choosing Spence, the WBC and IBF welterweight champion, over Ugas, the WBA super welterweight champion.
The SHOWTIME pay-per-view kicks off Saturday with an undercard featuring Isaac Cruz against former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in the co-main event. Coverage starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.