WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr fights Yordenis Ugas, on Saturday, April 16, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) was out of the ring last year, due to retinal damage to his right eye, underwent surgery, and is now completely recovered.
In his most recent bout, Spence won a tough twelve-round unanimous decision against former world champion Danny Garcia to successfully defend his championship.
Yordenis Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) comes into this fight after defeating Filipino Manny Pacquiao last August in Las Vegas.
The fight, which is promoted by the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series, will be a welcome home for Spence who grew up near Arlington, within the Dallas metropolitan area. He commented:
“There is nothing better than fighting in front of my hometown fans at AT&T Stadium. This is the perfect setting for me to fight to unify the championships. I am healthy and ready to face Ugas. He has proven to be a tough champion and I know he will give his best. It’s a high stakes fight on a big stage, and that will always bring out the best in me.
Ugas said: “It’s a tremendous blessing to be in another great pay-per-view fight, especially against Errol Spence Jr. These are the kinds of fights the fans deserve. Both of us will put on a great show for the fans. I have a great coach in Ismael Salas, who will have me ready for battle”.