Errol Spence-Yordenis Ugas, Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano Lock In Dates For Respective Fights
Two long awaited matchups have gotten their assigned dates and locations.
WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and WBA “super” champion Yordenis Ugas are “tentatively scheduled” to face off in April in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium. Meanwhile, in the super welterweight division, WBC, WBA and IBF titlist Jermell Charlo will meet WBO titleholder Brian Castano for the second time at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on March 19.
Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) is coming off a hot unanimous decision win against now retired legend Manny Pacquiao in August. Ugas seized the opportunity after Spence withdrew at the last minute due to an eye injury.
Ugas successfully defended his title, which previously belonged to Pacquiao before the WBA vacated it.
Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) has not fought since a December 2020 unanimous decision win over Danny Garcia. However, despite inactivity, Spence has been called out by none other the best in the division, including undefeated WBO champion Terence Crawford.
Ugas slipped out of a mandatory title defense against Eimantas Stanionis, which was ordered by the WBA, but he argued against it.
In a separate fight, fans will get to see Charlo and Castano settle on an undisputed super welterweight champion. Their first fight ended in a controversial split draw in July. The Premier Boxing Champions event will not be a pay-per-view event. It will be a Showtime Championship Boxing series card on the cable network.
Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) landed 173 punches to Charlo’s (34-1-1, 18 KOs) 151. Fans argued that Castano had a sizable edge over Charlo, but judges scored it 117-111 for Charlo, 114-113 for Castano and 114-114 draw.
The winner would become the third active undisputed champion along with super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor.