Errol Spence Believe his Training and Hunger Will Win Out Against Ugas
On April 16, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, 147-pound unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (27-0, 21KOs) returns to defend his two welterweight titles. He will be doing so against WBA champion Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas (27-4, 12KOs). Spence is coming off of a year-plus layoff.
We haven’t seen Spence in action since his December 2020 win over two-division world champion Danny Garcia. Originally, he was set to face Manny Pacquiao on August 21, 2021, but was forced to withdraw due to an eye injury. Now fully healthy, a refocused, rededicated, and hungry Spence is back on the prowl.
While he’s in tough with Ugas, that hasn’t stopped the majority of fight fans and pundits from making him the favorite. Spence, a guy who’s relatively on the quieter side, has no worries about heading into a very dangerous fight. He feels that his preparation for this fight will nullify his long layoff, as well as Ugas. The WBA champions is an excellent fighter with supreme confidence since his win over Pacquiao.
“I don’t think it’s complicated for me at all because, like I said, I’ve been in the gym, I’ve been training. I’m not just starting the gym; I’ve been in the gym probably five to four months prior to this. So I’ve been training, been focusing and been hungry.”
Speaking to Spence’s comments about being ready, he looks to be in fantastic shape. In pictures released from a promo video he and Ugas shot, both men looked to be in extremely good shape with less than two months to go.
It would be crazy to overlook Ugas, who is a very good fighter himself. However, if we see the Spence we grew accustomed to before his car accident, we may get a vintage performance from “The Truth”.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher