Is Eimantas Stanionis Stepping Aside For Errol Spence Jr-Terence Crawford?

Eimantas Stanionis (14-0, 9 KOs) made a decision to step back from an owned title shot. Consequently, it enabled a three-belt unification fight to take place this weekend.

We are expecting a similar sort of announcement that would allow the crowning of the first-ever undisputed male welterweight champion in the history of the four-belt.

The fighter from Lithuania got something to cheer about after skipping his career-defining opportunity. He mentally outworked Radzhab Butaev to clinch the WBA welterweight championship.

This battle was on the undercard of the main event that saw Errol Spence add the WBA welterweight title to his long list of accolades and achievements. This came on the back of the tenth-round stoppage of Yordenis Ugas last Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

Ugas was the initial challenger of Stanionis. An agreement was signed which meant that the Cuban professional boxer would face Stanionis in a WBA/WBC/IBF unification bout.

The expectation was that the winners of the Stanionis-Butaev and Spence-Ugas battles will be likely to meet next.

“My team has a responsibility to fill. I am extremely open-minded and will accept any decision that they take. I do not back down from any challenge but I also respect my team’s decision,” Stanionis said.

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