Boxing sensation Errol Spence Jr has said he’s ‘100% confident’ about securing the win against Yordenis Ugas this weekend.
After weeks of intense build-up, Errol Spence Jr and Yordenis Ugas will finally collide this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Texas. The pair will fight for the WBC, WBA (Super) and IBF welterweight titles in front of a capacity crowd with both men hoping to cement their legacy amongst the greats in the division.
Ugas is coming off the back of a nice win over Manny Pacquiao, whereas Spence is putting his unbeaten 27-0 record on the line against one of his most dangerous opponents to date.
There’s a lot at stake here and with some fascinating possibilities being on the horizon for the winner, you’d have to imagine it’ll be quite a fascinating affair.
In an interview leading up to fight night, Spence Jr spoke candidly about what he’s aiming to achieve on Saturday.
“It means everything to get a response like this in Dallas. It’s getting me pumped up. I’m ready to go. I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to put on a great performance in front of my hometown crowd. It’s eat or get ate. That’s all it is on Saturday night. Eat or get ate. Of course I’m going to win. But I’m going for the knockout,” Spence said.
“There’s nothing to elaborate on when I said I’m going for the knockout. It’s what I said. So if I get it, I get it. If I don’t, I don’t. I know one hundred percent I’m getting the victory, but I definitely want to knock him out. It’s a blessing and a dream come true to get the support of your hometown. People are coming out here to support me with their hard-earned money during a difficult time. It’s a school night and people came out to support me and I really appreciate it.”
For years now fans have been dying to see Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr battle it out in what has the potential to be one of the best fights of this era. They’ve been circling one another for a long time and if Spence can edge past Ugas, the fight is right there to be made.