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Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas: Welterweight unification fight targeted for March or April 2022

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The welterweight division is set to get a massive matchup next year as world champions Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas are reportedly in the works for a unification fight which is being targeted to take place sometime in March or April. The fight will see Spencer Jr’s WBC and IBF belts going up against Ugas’ WBA (Super) title, to crown the new three belt unified champion at 147.

Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas happening after WBA mandatory Eimantas Stanionis steps aside

The news about the fight was made by Mike Coppinger of ESPN on Twitter. Coppinger revealed that Lithuanian boxer Eimantas Stanionis, who was supposed to challenge Ugas for the WBA title, is stepping aside to let Spence come in, while Stanionis will instead square off against WBA’s “Regular” champion Radzhab Butaev. Stanionis’s stepping aside to let Spence vs Ugas happen was made public by WBA President Gilbert Mendoza.

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Yordenis Ugas, the former WBA (Regular) champion was elevated to the ‘Super’ status after former eight division world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, who was on a two year hiatus away from the squared circle, was made the sanctioning body’s ‘Champion in Recess’.

The fight, which took place on 21st August, which was orginally going to feature Spence against Pacquiao. However, Spence pulled out from the fight due to an eye injury and was replaced by Ugas, defending the WBA (Super) belt against Pacquiao. Nonetheless, the 35-year-old Cuban proved himself once again after defeating the legendary ‘PacMan’ to retain his belt, which also marked Pacquiao’s final career fight.

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An IBF welterweight champion since May 2017, Spence Jr clinched his green and gold belt against Shawn Porter on 28th September 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “The Truth” was last seen in action against Danny García on 5th December last year at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where he defended his WBC and IBF titles.

Highlights:

  • Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas are in the works for a unification fight in March or April next year
  • The fight became a possibility after Ugas’ mandatory Eimantas Stanionis stepped in to make the fight happen
  • The winner will crown the new three-belt WBC, WBA (Super), and IBF welterweight champion
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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