WBC, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence is looking to make a big statement when he faces WBA champion Yordenis Ugas.
The unification takes place on Saturday, April 16, as part of a Showtime PPV card from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Spence has been out of the ring since December 2020, when he dominated Danny Garcia over twelve rounds for a lopsided unanimous decision win.
He was scheduled to face Manny Pacquiao last August, but an eye injury forced him to withdraw from the fight.
Spence was replaced in the bout by Ugas, who outboxed Pacquiao to a dominant decision win.
“It means everything to get a response like this in Dallas. It’s getting me pumped up. I’m ready to go. I’m ready to fight. I’m ready to put on a great performance in front of my hometown crowd. It’s eat or get ate. That’s all it is on Saturday night. Eat or get ate. 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 one hundred percent I’m getting the victory, but I definitely want to knock him out. It’s a blessing and a dream come true to get the support of your hometown. People are coming out here to support me with their hard-earned money during a difficult time. It’s a school night and people came out to support me and I really appreciate it.
“I’m going to fight Ugas like I’ve been fighting everybody else. He’s a very good fighter. He trains hard. He comes from a Cuban background and he’s very dedicated. But I feel like I’m one hundred percent dedicated and in prior fights, I haven’t been as focused as I am right now.”