(Photos by Amanda Westcott, Stacey Snyder)
Undefeated Errol "The Truth" Spence, Jr. (27-0, 21 KO's), the WBC and IBF world welterweight champion will put his two titles on the line against Yordenis Ugas' (27-14, 12 KO's), the WBA welterweight champion at AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
He will be defending his titles and looking to capture Ugas' BA welterweight title in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, although he is from DeSoto, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
After an incredible automobile accident in October of 2019 in which his car flipped over several times, he miraculously did not sustain life-threatening injuries which kept him out of the ring for only a little over a year.
In December of 2020 he came back to the ring and defeated Danny Garcia by a unanimous decision at the AT& T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Prior to this fight, he dropped Shawn Porter in the eleventh round and went on to win by unanimous decision.
After the Garcia fight, Spence was scheduled to take on the legendary eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, but unfortunately just before the fight he found out that he had a torn retina after a pre-fight medical examination and he was forced to withdraw from the fight.
At Wednesday's press conference, Spence was not concerned with the former injury and said "The eye's been good, I've been sparring, I'm looking good, It's feeling good. I have no worries at all, so don't worry."
Because of this, Ugas got the call of his lifetime and he stepped in and took the place of Spence against Pacquiao and miraculously came away with the win, considering Pacquiao's dominant win over Keith Thurman, who he dropped in the first round. Spence said “I’m a way different fighter than Pacquiao, and at this point, I’m a better fighter. "That was the passing of the torch for myself, but I missed the opportunity."
On April 16, 2022, Spence again returns to the ring in what will be one of the biggest fights of the year in Texas. A historical fight where he can win the third world welterweight title on his way to unifying the welterweight division belts.
This past Wednesday at the press conference the two welterweights met for the upcoming fight at AT&T Stadium where Jerry Jones was in attendance, a big boxing fan himself.
The fight will be televised on SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a Premier Boxing Champions event.