Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Spence Jr vs Ugas?
Errol Spence Jr beat Yordenis Ugas by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 16th April 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBC & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Radzhab Butaev lost to Eimantas Stanionis for the WBA World Welterweight and WBA Super World Welterweight championship, Cody Crowley defeated Josesito Lopez, Isaac Cruz was victorious over Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jose Valenzuela beat Francisco Vargas and Brandun Lee defeated Zachary Ochoa.
Spence Jr vs Ugas stats
Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yordenis Ugas made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had a massive power advantage over Ugas, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Ugas' 44%.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ugas. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Yordenis Ugas was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 4 months later than Ugas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 76 less professional rounds, 142 to Ugas' 218.
Spence Jr vs Ugas form
Spence Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mikey Garcia on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Carlos Ocampo on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Dallas, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lamont Peterson on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Kell Brook on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
He had beat Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
Ugas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Omar Figueroa Jr on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shawn Porter on 9th March 2019 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Jonathan Batista on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Hehad defeated Ray Robinson on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Nevada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yordenis Ugas had been fighting more than Errol Spence Jr.
Going to this contest, Errol Spence Jr had last fought 3 years, 2 months and 8 days ago, while Yordenis Ugas' last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 4 days ago.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Ugas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Ugas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Spence Jr vs Ugas?
Errol Spence Jr was a 17/100 (-588) favourite going into the contest, while Yordenis Ugas made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.