Errol Spence Jr. vs Yordenis Ugas is sure to be a barn burner.
The battle between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas promises to produce fireworks. Both welterweight boxing champions with great amateur backgrounds, Spence and Ugas hopes to showcase just how incredible both men’s skill sets are.
So who wins come Saturday night? Let’s take a closer look at the two fighters competing on April 16.
Spence vs Ugas Analysis
Errol Spence Jr.
A fighter with incredible fundamentals and genius tactics, Errol Spence Jr has been able to establish himself as one of the best boxers of this generation. Spence has already tangled with some of the best welterweights on the planet in Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia. He was able to secure victories over them by using a technical fundamental jab and superior positioning. He is always in place to throw offense and his pressure is difficult to deal with.
If Errol Spence Jr. wants to defeat Yordenis Ugas he’ll have to rely on that strong jab of his. Ugas is willing to set his feet and counter and Spence can use that. Having the bigger power and a dedicated body attack, Spence can use Ugas’ willingness to counter against him by baiting the counter and crashing into the pocket before his opponent can strike. Spence should constantly look to take up space, push Ugas back into the ropes then unleash hell when he’s cornered. Spence can use his dedicated jab to occupy space, duck under when the counter is thrown and obtain the clinch. Eventually he can use those opportunities to breakdown Ugas with body shots before stringing together combinations for a potential finish.
When it comes to brilliant footwork and counter fighting Yordenis Ugas is a master. A Cuban national trainer in the famed Cuban amateur boxing system, Ugas was drilled with the skills that has made that program world renown. His performance against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao opened a lot of eyes. He was able to counter the legends shots and constantly beat him out of critical positions. It was a hard fought victory, one that put Ugas on the map.
Now faced with another monumental task, Yordenis Ugas is set to face the talented Errol Spence Jr. If he hopes to defeat Spence, Ugas will have to use his footwork to stay off the ropes and avoid a fire fight at all costs. While he may have decent pop on his punches and the willingness to throw, Ugas was not blessed with devastating power. He’ll have to look to catch Spence out of position and counter over his southpaw jab. Building off that he should choose to pot shot from the outside and keep his feet moving to avoid an inside fight at all costs. Staying in the pocket is a dangerous proposition for Ugas and if he hopes to attain a victory he’ll need to win this fight from the outside.
After an entertaining back and forth battle, Errol Spence Jr. defeats Yordenis Ugas by TKO (doctor stoppage).
The bout was back and forth through the first six rounds. Yordenis Ugas even hurt Errol Spence Jr. in the sixth round. In the seventh Spence came back strong and hurt Ugas multiple times. Eventually it would be the swelling of Ugas’ right eye that would force the doctor to wave off the fight.
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