Errol Spence Jr. vs Yordenis Ugas Betting Preview
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Errol Spence Jr. vs Yordenis Ugas Betting Preview

Errol Spence and Yordenis Ugas' fight on April 16th has the potential to be the fight of the year.

One of the best fights of the year is going to take place on Saturday, April 16th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The fight is going to feature Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) and WBA Welterweight Champion Yordeins Ugas (27-4, 12KOs)

Below, we will take a look at the two boxers and give a prediction about who is going to win this fight.

Errol Spence Scouting Report

Errol Spence suffered through an unfortunate car accident, but that hasn't kept him from still being one of the best boxers in the world. The accident kept him out of boxing for over a year before he made his return versus Garcia in December 2020. This is going to be his third fight since September 2019.

Spence has yet to lose a match, with 21 knockouts while winning 27 fights. There is a reason why he is one of the most talented fighters in the sport, and that shouldn't change on Saturday.

His attack is one of the main reasons why he is the boxer that he is. He isn't necessarily flashy and lands crazy punches, but he's a smart boxer who makes the right moves. He is specifically known for his body punches. Spence Jr. will hit his opponent all over throughout the first few rounds, attempting to tire his opponent out, a tactic that has clearly worked. His left arm is also one of the stronger in the sport.

Errol Spence is a responsible defender. He makes sure that his hands are up high to secure no easy targets for his opponent to attack. Because he is a lefty, Spence is able to block most righty punchers.

Interestingly enough, Spence doesn't have the best footwork ever. He is great at being able to avoid punches and also knows how to block them at a high level, but his specialty is cutting off the ring.

Spence got the tensions flowing throughout the week after some remarks.

“Of course, I’m going to win, but I’m going for the knockout,” Spence said. “There’s nothing to elaborate on when I said I’m going for the knockout. It’s what I said. So if I get it, I get it. If I don’t, I don’t. I know 100 percent I’m getting the victory, but I definitely want to knock him out.”

Yordenis Ugas Scouting Report

Yordenis Ugas might not have the record that Errol Spence has, but there could be an argument made that he is also one of the best boxers in the world. He took two years off after his third loss in 2014 to get back into rhythm, and it looks like it was the right decision for him.

Although he does have four losses, most of those were in the early stages of his career when he was competing as a junior welterweight.

Ugas is going to be entering this fight on a four-fight winning streak. His last loss was all the way back in 2019, against Porter.

He has never been knocked out in his 31 fights, but with Spence knocking out 21 of his 27 opponents, this could be the first time Ugas goes down.

Ugas might be the underdog in this one, but he's ready to give it his all and prove why he's one of the best boxers in the world.

“I know I’m the underdog, [but] I came here to win,” Ugas said. “I will fight whenever, wherever, in anybody’s backyard.”

In Ugas' last fight, he went up against arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Manny Pacquiao. Not only did Ugas win the fight, but it gave him a platform that he never had prior to the fight. 

In response to Spence's tough chatter, Ugas had this to say,

“Spence can say whatever he wants,” Ugas said. “I’ll fight the way I always do, exchanging blows and coming forward. I’ve always been an underdog, six years ago and now, so I’m used to it. Spence is the rightful favourite as a unified champion in his home city, but I came here to pull off the upset.”

Best Bet For The Fight 

Although Ugas has performed at a high level in his past few fights, going with Spence to win the fight via split decision is going to be the best bet.

Spence could potentially start slow just because he hasn't boxed as much as he usually does ever since his injury, but then his power in the left arm will take over and help him secure his 28th victory. Spence has not fought in a year and a half, which means Ugas has to come out early and take advantage. 

The winner of Saturday’s fight will be the IBF-WBA-WBC champion, with only Terence Crawford’s WBO belt still out there. 

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