What is Errol Spence Jr.’s boxing record?
Errol Spence Jr. is looking to add to his collection of belts when he goes up against Yordenis Ugas on Saturday. Here’s a look at his boxing record.
Errol Spence Jr. has a lot at stake in Saturday’s bout against Yordenis Ugas. He’ll be looking to hold on to his WBC and IBF welterweight titles, while aiming to wrest the WBA super belt from Ugas.
The winner of the fight will also have a shot at a welterweight unification bout against Terence Crawford, who is the current WBO champion.
Spence: First car accident, then eye surgery
Spence has had to travel a long road to Saturday’s fight. He figured in a terrible one-car accident in 2019 which saw him ejected from the vehicle, landing him in the intensive care unit.
He eventually recovered and was scheduled to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao last year, but he sustained a torn retina before the match. Ugas ended up replacing him and besting Pacquiao.
Spence is about to enter the ring after an absence of 16 months, and has had only one fight in the last two and a half years. The last one was against challenger Danny Garcia, whom he defeated via unanimous decision.
Spence’s unblemished record
The American is coming from an impressive fight record- he has been unbeaten at 27-0 since he turned pro in 2012, with 21 of those victories being knockouts.
Despite his perfect slate, there are concerns that he will not be same fighter he was following the crash and eye surgery. The 32-year-old has sought to allay these fears, saying that he is the same man that he was before the accident and eye injury. He has said that he is in even better form than when he beat Garcia in 2020, and Shawn Porter in 2019.
Going up against Ugas will be Spence’s chance to prove that he is indeed the best welterweight fighter in boxing.
Errol Spence Jr. will go head-to-head with Yordenis Ugas on Saturday, April 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The main card is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, but the actual time will depend on how long the undercard bouts last.