Showtime Secures Distribution Rights For Errol Spence Jr-Yordenis Ugas

Gone are the days when fights were contested just in the ring. But now the scuffle begins even before the bell is ringed, not only between the fighters but also the production teams.

Showtime just pulled off another masterstroke as they outbid FOX Sports to secure the distribution rights of the welterweight title unification bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas, which is set to take place on April 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It’s not the first time Showtime has got the better of their contemporaries as the production giants previously out-bid FOX for the right to televise the Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant undisputed super middleweight championship fight.

However, the news of Spence’s upcoming unification bout against Ugas going to Showtime was definitely not on the cards.

FOX Sports had sealed the rights of all three of Spence’s previous pay-per-view events which included wins over Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia. All three events procured an average of 325,000 buys.

These numbers outdo Terence “Bud” Crawford – the other man in the discussion as the best 147-pound fighter in the world – who averages just 113,333 buys.

The undefeated Spence (27-0, 21 knockouts) who holds the WBC and IBF welterweight title will be looking to add another feather in his cap when he faces the WBA titlist (27-4, 12 KOs) Ugas. Spence hasn’t been in action since the dismantling of Danny Garcia in December 2020.

The Texan native was due to face now-retired legend, Manny Pacquiao, last August but an eye injury ruled him out of the contest. And stepped in the Cuban Ugas, a respected talent, who saw the opportunity and cashed in as he went on to defeat Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision to capture the full WBA world championship.

Ugas has lost only once since 2016, a controversial split decision against Shawn Porter in March 2019. He has very rightly earned the respect of his fellow welterweights.

And cometh April 16, there will only be one man leaving the arena with three of the four recognized world titles at welterweight, paving a way for a potential showdown with Crawford for the crowning of an undisputed four-belt champion.

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

buy ivermectin for humans ivermectin for sale