A welterweight unification showdown between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugás might be the hottest ticket in early 2022. Here’s how you can view it.
There’s a lot of hardware on the line in the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugás battle.
Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) and WBA welterweight champion Ugás (27-4, 12 KOs) will square off.The category is won by the winner, who has complete dominance.
Thanks to Spence’s aid, Ugás was crowned champion in August 2021.
A health exam revealed that he had an injured retina. Spence was supposed to battle Pacquiao in a unification bout. At the event, Ugás took over for Spence and boxed brilliantly to take the WBA title from Pacquiao.
Since Pacquiao’s retirement from boxing, Spence and Ugás will face off on April 16 on Showtime pay-per-view. Spence vs. Ugás could be the most anticipated matchup of the first half of 2022.
Spence has held the welterweight title for the past five years. At 32 years old, he holds two title belts and is undefeated.
Ugás has had numerous setbacks in his career, but he is currently on a four-fight winning streak. His victory over Pacquiao was the height of his career, and he hopes to surpass it against Spence.
A packed night of boxing is led by Spence and Ugás. Here’s how you can view it.
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugás fight card (televised and PPV)
- Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugás, 12 rounds, WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight titles (PPV main event)
- Isaac Cruz vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa, 10 rounds, lightweights
- Jose Valenzuela vs. Francisco Vargas, 10 rounds, lightweights
- Cody Crowley vs. Josesito Lopes, 10 rounds welterweights
- Radzhab Butaev vs. Eimantas Stanionis, 12 rounds, WBA “regular” welterweight title (Showtime non-PPV main event)
- Brandun Lee vs. Zachary Ochoa, 10 rounds, super lightweights (Showtime non-PPV card)
When and where are you going?
The Spence vs. Ugás match will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, April 16. It’s the home of the Dallas Cowboys, and it’s close to Spence’s hometown of Desoto, TX, so this is a homecoming for him.
How to keep an eye on things
On Showtime at 7 p.m. ET, a portion of the Spence vs. Ugás undercard will be broadcast for free. The main event features Radzhab Butaev, the WBA “regular” champion, and Eimantas Stanionis, the WBA “super” champion.
The Showtime pay-per-view part of the event starts at 9 p.m. ET and costs $74.99.