This is a great unification fight between two of the best welterweights in the world. Errol Spence is a fighter who can both draw big crowds and really fight which is a rarity in boxing. After being involved in a car crash his career has slowed down a bit and he’s been very inactive recently but will be looking to charge forward with a big win over Yordenis Ugas this Saturday.
Yordenis Ugas was a good Cuban amateur who after some early setbacks in his pro career has built himself a lot of momentum and also beaten a host of good fighters on his run towards the top. He picked up his best win in his last fight versus Manny Pacquiao and could top even that great victory with a win over the undefeated Errol Spence.
Spence is a good boxer who throws a huge amount of volume and historically has been able to keep that up all fight. Whether he can do that with his long lay off is yet to be seen however I personally don’t believe he’ll have many ill effects from his lay off as he’s been training throughout his time out the ring. Ugas is a technical boxer who uses his good defence to counter his opponents and out-box them. He can fight aggressively but seems to be at his best picking his opponents off and timing them with well placed jabs and right hands.
I think Ugas can make this fight awkward but I personally see Spence’s volume overwhelming Ugas especially late in the fight which should be enough for Spence to win an 8-4 or 9-3 type of fight. If Spence is hesitant with his time out of the ring I could see Ugas winning a close decision by picking Spence off when he punches but otherwise I think Ugas will struggle with just how much Spence throws.