Yordenis Ugas and Errol Spence unification bout is inevitable
When the WBA made welterweight Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-3, 39ko) ‘champion-in-recess’ it set off a domino effect that will change everything. It certifies that the Filipino Senator will be fighting WBC Interim Lightweight champion Ryan “KingRy” Garcia in an exhibition bout. This undoubtedly is the reason behind the organization making the move to put Pac Man in recess and moving the previous ‘regular’ champion Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas (26-4, 12ko) to the full champion status.
Immediately, the boxing community felt the landscape change. Furthermore, the possibility of a huge unification fight with unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (27-0, 21ko) will be priority number one for the Premier Boxing Champions boss, Al Haymon. Ugas took to social media to express he is fully on board with a unification bout.
If the Texas unified champion is victorious in another unification bout, making him the holder of three major sanctioning body belts, it places a lot of pressure on rival WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (37-0, 28ko).
CRAWFORD IS NOT GOING TO BUDGE
The biggest fight all fans want to see is between the Spence and the Nebraska WBO champion. Furthermore, Crawford stands firm in believing his past accolades of being a WBO Lightweight champion and a former undisputed junior welterweight champion is worthy of a 50/50 split. So when Spence suggested a 60/40 or 70/30 split in his favor, Crawford balked at the suggestion and took to social media to let the fans know he is moving on.
“And they said it was me. I rest my case now, on to the next. That chapter is now close.”
Well, given the recent outcomes, Crawford may have to change his stance, especially if the unified champion grabs a third belt. One more caveat that cannot be overlooked is that Pacquiao can return after his exhibition with Garcia and challenge Spence, pushing the Crawford fight even more to the back burner. Spence has plenty of financially profitable options. Moreover, if everything works out in his favor, it makes it hard for Crawford to justify asking for an even split.
By: Garrisson Bland