Errol Spence Says He’s Recovered and Ready for his Return
Undefeated unified 147-pound champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (27-0, 21KOs) is gearing up for another big fight on April 16. He will square off against WBA champion Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas (27-4, 12KOs) in a pivotal unification bout.
On March 2, both men temporarily halted training camp to attend a kickoff press conference to officially announce their fight. With about seven weeks to go until fight day, Spence was asked how he felt, mentally and physically.
“I feel good. I feel like everything is meant to happen. You know, it happened to me. For myself, I can’t complain about it or worry about it. I just have to get through it, with my grit. The principles and stuff that my mom and dad instilled in me, you know, got me to this point and kept me here. I feel great. I’m ready to rumble. I’m ready to go.”
It’s been quite the journey for Spence since his horrific car accident that nearly cost him his life. He hasn’t fought since December of 2020, when he defeated Danny Garcia in his first fight post-accident. Injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic have been to blame for Spence’s long spell of inactivity. However, with restrictions lifting and Spence receiving a clean bill of health, the self-proclaimed “Big Fish” of the welterweight division is back. A win over Ugas would give him 3 of the 4 belts at 147, with only the WBO title needed to become the undisputed welterweight champion.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher