Spence Jr unifies WBA, WBC, IBF welterweight titles with R10 TKO win vs. Ugas

Errol Spence Jr. Connects with a punch against Yordenis Ugas at AT&T Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Errol Spence Jr endured an iffy start but made subtle adjustments on-the-fly and produced a tenth-round stoppage win over Manny Pacquiao’s conqueror Yordenis Ugas, unifying three of the sport’s four welterweight titles. At long last, surely a highly-anticipated clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford to see one true titlist reign supreme cannot be avoided any longer. Continue reading

Demolition job: Conor Benn batters Chris van Heerden with startling second-round TKO

Conor Benn punches Chris Van Heerden during the WBA Continental Welterweight Title fight between Conor Benn and Chris Van Heerden at AO Arena on...

An emotional, angry fighter? More like calculated with spiteful bite. Chris van Heerden experienced that first-hand as Conor Benn started aggressively and made the south African pay with some blistering punch combinations, scoring a second-round knockout in Manchester’s main event tonight to make the seventh defence of his WBA Continental welterweight belt. Continue reading

After successful arm surgery, Ugas looks to produce another upset in Spence’s backyard

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After confirming he subsequently underwent successful surgery on the torn bicep injury which had many questioning whether he’d be okay to fight Manny Pacquiao as a late-notice replacement last August, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas is putting the finishing touches to a training camp with unbeaten two-belt titlist Errol Spence Jr awaiting him next on April 16. Continue reading

Errol Spence Jr vs. Yordenis Ugas welterweight title unification clash set for April 16

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Tune-ups are for those who feel unsure of themselves, he said. Well, after a 16-month absence packed with some rotten timing which saw him agonisingly miss out on the legacy bout all boxers crave, it has now been confirmed: unbeaten two-belt welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr will face Yordenis Ugas in a unification bout – it’s a busy month of boxing in April. Continue reading

After decimating Liam Taylor, David Avanesyan eyes Yordenis Ugas title fight

David Avanesyan celebrates victory in the EBU European Welterweight Title fight between David Avanesyan and Liam Taylor at SSE Arena on October 02,...

Having made the fourth defence of his European welterweight title on Saturday, the 33-year-old Russian (28-3-1, 16 KOs) wants a return to world level after defeats by Lamont Peterson and Egidijus Kavaliauskas on his last two US visits in big bouts. His trainer Carl Greaves and manager Neil Marsh emphasised that belief, after his emphatic showing this past weekend. Continue reading

Rematch Yordenis Ugas or retire? Assessing the Manny Pacquiao predicament

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Despite a competitive first-half showing, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao could have no complaints last Saturday as WBC welterweight titlist Yordenis Ugas eased past him with a UD victory (115-113, 116-112, 116-112), stepping up on short notice to retain his belt in style. Now, the legendary Filipino has stressed his desire for a rematch. Should he just retire? Continue reading

Errol Spence Jr suffers retinal eye tear, WBA champ Yordenis Ugas to fight Pacquiao

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WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) will step up and replace an injured Errol Spence Jr against Manny Pacquiao in a legacy-defining fight on less than two weeks’ notice. Having discovered he had a torn retina during a pre-fight medical exam in Las Vegas yesterday, Spence flew back home today and will have surgery to repair the tear tomorrow. Continue reading