Hang out with FanSided all night for live round-by-round updates of the boxing welterweight unification bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugás.
Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) owns a flawless record and the IBF and WBC belts. The 32-year-old from Desoto, TX, doesn’t have far to travel as he fights Ugás in nearby AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Ugás (27-4, 12 KOs) is the underdog, but that hasn’t stopped him from finding success in the past. After taking back-to-back losses in 2014, Ugás steadily climbed back up the ranks in a workman-like fashion.
Ugás hit the pinnacle of his career in August when he pulled the upset against future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao to win the WBA title by unanimous decision.
Spence has been out of the ring since 2020 when he returned after a damaging 2019 car accident against Danny Garcia. He looked like himself but had to pull out of a scheduled matchup with Pacquiao due to a torn retina.
Ugás fought Pacquiao instead.
The winner of Spence vs. Ugás will have overwhelming control of a stacked welterweight division. An impressive win could vault them up the pound-for-pound rankings as well.
The main event is a treasure, but so is the undercard, which features three additional contests, including the likes of Isaac Cruz, Jose Valenzuela and Cody Crowley. Like Spence, they’re also favored to win but are in against competitive opposition.
Showtime also presents some undercard action for free on their channel at 7 p.m. That portion includes Radzhab Butaev vs. Eimantas Stanionis and Brandun Lee vs. Zachary Ochoa.
The pay-per-view action begins at 9 p.m ET for $74.99. Stick with FanSided for the main event round-by-round live updates and highlights.
It’s an exciting night of boxing that you won’t want to miss.
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugás live round-by-round updates and highlights
Spence and Ugás traded jabs to the body in a typical feel-out round. Spence was a bit more active, but it was a steady pace throughout the round.
Ugás tried to press the action more. He has Spence on his back foot for much of the round.
Spence stayed calm and used his jab in a challenging round to score. Both Ugás and Spence invested in the body.
Spence winged left hooks to Ugás’ body. He let his hands rip in the first minute, and Ugás didn’t do much in return.
Spence went upstairs with his lead right hook and landed. Ugás scored a nice right hand, but Spence’s left won him the round.
Spence’s output well surpassed Ugás’ for the second consecutive round. Ugás hit Spence low, but the referee didn’t catch it.
Ugás stayed disciplined in the high guard, but he got outworked by Spence to drop another round.
Spence and Ugás fought head to head for a bit, with Spence getting the better of the action. Spence’s right and left hooks dented Ugás’ armor.
Ugás ate a lot of punches and didn’t offer much back. This was an easy round to score for Spence.
Spence and Ugás traded in the first minute. Things were going Spence’s way, but things changed quickly.
Ugás caught Spence sleeping and delivered an overhand right that staggered Spence and drove him to the ropes. The ropes held Spence up, and he was hurt.
Spence’s mouthpiece came out, which helped Spence recover. Spence fired back but still lost the round.
Spence hurt Ugás early with a left to the head. Ugás reeled backward, and Spence applied lots of pressure.
Ugás’ face marked up as Spence made him pay for the embarrassment of the last round. However, Ugás tried to rally in the last minute and landed, but Spence kept pushing forward and punching.
Spence picked up from where he left off and drove Ugás back. Spence was warned for low blows but wasn’t dissuaded from punching Ugás body.
The referee stopped the action with a minute remaining to have the doctor check Ugás’ right eye, which was completely closed. He allowed the fight to proceed.
That enflamed Spence’s onslaught. Ugás took a beating and looked deflated.
Spence unleashed lefts to Ugás’ body. Then he went upstairs with his right hook.
Ugás rarely threw and tried to catch Spence’s shots on the glove, but plenty connected as the fight slipped further out of Ugás’ reach.
Ugás tried to briefly increase his pace, but Spence’s body punches and uppercuts stopped him. Ugás ran, and Spence chased him down.
The referee stopped the fight again to have the doctor check Ugás’ right eye. This time, he stopped the fight giving Spence the round 9 TKO making him the WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight champion.