Spence vs Ugas

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Record: KO: KO Pct: Age: Height: Weight: Reach: Stance: Nationality: Titles:
Errol Spence Jr 27 -0 -0 21 78% 177cm/5 feet 9"  - 183cm/72" southpaw USA - WBC/IBF
Yordenis Ugas 27 -4 -0 12 39% 175cm/5 feet 8"  - 175cm/69" southpaw Cuba - WBA

Belt holder  WBC/IBF/WBA Welterweight Titles

Spence vs Ugas Date, Location and Broadcast

Showtime PPV

Odds:  To no surprise, oddsmakers are backing Spence (-420). As of March 20, bookies have Errol as a reasonably strong favorite with Ugas (+320) as the definitive underdog. Hence, a successful $100 wager on Spence would net $23.63 while the same successful bet on the Ugas would garner $320.

WBC/WBA/IBF:  The winner of Spence vs Ugas will own 3 of the 4 major titles.

Legit champ:  Spence has held the IBF title since May 2017, when he traveled to England to dethrone Kell Brook via eleventh round stoppage. Five successful defenses have followed, including a twelve-round win over Shawn Porter to claim the WBC title in their thrilling September 2019 title unification bout.

The edge: Spence would seem to have the edge in skills, strength, speed, and quality of opposition. He boasts a far superior knockouts-to-fights ratio, is evidently quicker, and has been in the ring with more accomplished opposition. Spence also appears to be more physically gifted and offensively active. An all-out boxing match would seemingly favor Spence as well as a brawl. And that's a big part of the reason why Spence is the favorite.

The intangibles: Ugas is coming off a victory over fight legend Manny Pacquiao. He's determined and focused, and may have the experience, pedigree, style, and timing to offset Spence's physical advantages. Historically, Cuban fighters are extremely tactical and boast a high ring IQ. Rest-assured Ugas will bring some ol' school tricks into the ring.

Lefty alert: Spence is a southpaw

Reach: Despite being roughly the same height, Spence will have a 3-inch reach advantage

Olympians: Both fighters are former Olympians; Ugas was a bronze medalist in 2008 representing Cuba while Spence participated on the American team in 2012.

Ugas record 27-4; 12 KO: Defeated previously undefeated fighters Jamal James, Omar Figueroa Jr., and Bryant Perrella as well as veteran contenders Thomas Dulorme and Ray Robinson. Dropped a narrow decision tilt to Shawn Porter in 2017.

Spence's record 27-0, 21 KO: Has KO'd former titleholders Chris Algieri, Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson while scoring points wins over Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia, also former world champions.

Home cooking: Because Spence will be the A-side fighter and fighting at home, expect him to be rewarded the difficult-to-call rounds.

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