Errol Spence Jr vs Yordenis Ugas results, full live fight coverage

Eight months after toppling welterweight legend Manny Pacquiao, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas will attempt to do the same TONIGHT (Saturday April 16, 2022) against unified WBC/IBF title roster Errol Spence Jr. inside the stadium AT&T in Arlington, TX. will provide live coverage of tonight’s main event below. Showtime’s pay-per-view (PPV) kicks off at 9 p.m. ET, with Spence and Ugas likely closer to midnight.

Ugas picked up the biggest win of his career in August 2021, stepping up on short notice to defeat the inimitable Pacquiao (watch highlights). He had replaced Spence that night, but with “The Truth”‘s eye fully repaired, it was time to crown a three-belt champion at 147 pounds.

Showtime’s main PPV card will also see lightweight slayer Isaac Cruz take on faded star Yuriorkis Gamboa, undefeated Jose Valenzuela take on former champion Francisco Vargas and Cody Crowley swap hands with Josesito Lopez in what could be an absolute slugfest.

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas – Spence def. Ugas by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 1:44 of Round 10
Isaac Cruz vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa – Cruz defeats. Gamboa by TKO at 1:32 of Round Five
Jose Valenzuela vs. Francisco Vargas – Valenzuela defeats. Vargas by KO at 1:25 of the first round
Cody Crowley vs. Josesito Lopez – Crowley defeats. Lopez via unanimous decision (98-91 x2, 99-90)

IBF/WBC/WBA “Super” Welterweight Championship: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas

Round One: Both men hit the body to start. Spence goes for a combo. Neither man has committed to much so far. Spence is looking for a body shot. Half way through. He is the busier of the two with his jab. Counter body shot from Ugas. Spence body combo, straight over Ugas. A nice body shot lands for Ugas and a left on the out. 10-9 Ougas.

Round Two: First shots from Spence, clinch. Ugas sneaks downstairs. Spence busier so far this round. Sending 1-2s. The right hand catches Spence on the exit. Again. 1-2 halfway through for Spence. They exchange body shots inside. Big trail straight from Ugas. Spence digs a left down. Hard blow to the left. To take down. Spence’s long combo produces body shots. 10-9 Spence. 19-19.

Round three: Spence with decent work on the inside, attempts an overhand left. Counter left met by a body shot from Ugas. Good exchange, heavy left from Spence as Ugas goes to the body. Big overhand lefts from Spence and an uppercut split the guard. Body shots, right hands from Ugas in return. More looping lefts by Spence. Half way through. Ugas cautioned for pushing his head down, lands right after. Spence responds with a series of body shots. Left hook from Ugas, good infighting from both. Spence splits the guard with a left, Ugas comes back with a combo. Big upper rights connect for him. Spence tags his body back. 10-9, 29-28 Spence.

Round Four: Spence continues to be the busier of the two. Good exchange in the center ring. Short uppercuts land. Up-down double left. Spence keeps up the good body work. Ugas tries to respond on the break or land in big rallies, but Spence’s sheer activity gives him all sorts of trouble. Spence infighting mid-term. Warned for low blows. Commercial jabs, tight hooks land for Ugas. Body shots connect. Finest body work by Ugas. He did a good job at the end of that round. 10-9 Ugas in a swing round, 38-38.

Round five: Heavy body shots from Spence to start. Spence again controlling the start of the activity, landing to the body and head with regularity. Great bodywork and an uppercut behind. Another smooth uppercut inside. Half way through. Spence biting him forehead to forehead. Ugas trying to respond in kind. The body shots and uppercuts are piling up for Spence. Ugas rips a low right in return. There’s a decent combo upstairs and an overhand right. Against uppercut. Spence with another body shot and an uppercut. 10-9, 48-47 Spence.

Round six: Spence comes straight back in and goes to work on the body. Ugas is one hell of a game but Spence runs him from close range. Ugas’ solid rights stun Spence’s mouthpiece; the referee appears to intervene, but does not, allowing Ugas to blast Spence with a 1-2. Now they stop to pick up his mouthpiece. Half way through. There’s a tough streak from Ugas after Spence starts chewing it in the pocket again. Good uppercut from Ugas answered in kind. 10-9, 58-56 Spence.

Round Seven: Spence continues to chip away at close range. He puts a lot behind those body shots. A nice uppercut seems to hurt Ugas and Spence tries to pounce, fending off an attempt to clinch. Big shots from Spence around the guard. Half way through. Ugas’ eye is not in very good condition. Ugas seems to have his wits about him but Spence keeps walking and tearing up the midsection. Ugas’ heavy combo responded in kind. Spence hits him with more close range shots to the bell. 10-9, 68-65 Spence.

Round eight: Uppercuts and body shots continue to land for Spence. Nasty left down causes Ugas to retreat. Ref steps in to warn Spence once again for the low kicks. Spence is really looking to kill with those shots. Half way through. Vicious lefts from Spence. Ripping head and body. The ref stops in the middle of a Spence suit for the doctor to check Ugas’ swollen eye. Ugas gets the nod but Spence starts bullying him again. Hard left around the guard. Ugas comes back with an overhand right. 10-8 Spence without a knockdown, 78-73.

Round nine: Ugas is brave as hell, but it’s a demolition job at this point. Spence won’t stop throwing and landing full power shots to the head and body. The referee pauses to warn him again about the low blows. Spence clubbing hooks. No more halfway hooks. Ugas’ direct right to the body seemed to catch Spence’s attention, but he immediately returned to the attack. Both tear the body apart. Ugas showing some life, now he’s warned for low kicks. Solid just upstairs. 10-9, 88-82 Spence.

Round Ten: Trading at mid-range, holding down a right hook from Spence. A heavy uppercut appears to hurt Ugas and Spence continues to stalk him. Straight reversed by Ugas in return. Half way through. Ref interrupts the fight for the doctor to look at Ugas’ eye again and this time they rightfully wave it.

Final result: Spence defeated. Ugas by TKO (doctor stoppage)

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