Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas: Spence teases early knockout

Boxing sensation Errol Spence Jr has teased that he could go after the early knockout against Yordenis Ugas next weekend.

At AT&T Stadium on April 16, Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas will meet in a blockbuster welterweight showdown. Spence is putting his WBC and IBF welterweight titles on the line whereas Ugas is bringing the WBA (Super) welterweight title to the party.

It’s the kind of collision that Spence is favoured to win but at the same time, Ugas proved in his last outing against Manny Pacquiao that he’s not afraid to upset the established order.

During a recent podcast appearance, Spence was pretty open when discussing how he thought the fight might play out.

“Ugas is a tough fighter. You saw when he fought Shawn. He was waving for Shawn [Porter] to come in, and he was getting pumped up. So if I get the same Ugas that want to trade and fight, it could be an early knockout.”

“If you can outpoint me and beat me, I’m going to make it a dog fight and we’re going to go to war.

“So if I can beat you and outpoint you, that’s what I’m going to do. I feel like he accomplished his American dream and isn’t as hungry as he was. We’ll see.”

Will the superfight happen?

It’s been years in the making and while many still don’t think we’ll see it, Errol Spence Jr himself has suggested that a long-awaited superfight with Terence Crawford is next if he gets past Ugas.

We all know that looking beyond an opponent with Ugas’ talent is a foolish thing to do in this sport but it’s hard not to be intrigued by the potential Spence/Crawford holds.

When asked about the prospect in the same interview, ‘The Truth’ told it like it is.

“I already told them what I want [Terence Crawford]. It’s easy for me to make this weight. I’m older now, I’m not young like I used to be, and losing eight pounds in a day is not easy. 

“I told them this [Crawford] is the fight I want, and after that, I’m moving up. It’s two more fights, Ugas and Terence and then it’s over for me. I’m going up.”

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