Errol Spence Jr. thought his fight against Yordenis Ugas would’ve ended a lot earlier.
On Saturday night, Spence Jr. fought Ugas in a welterweight title unification fight at AT&T Stadium. It was a highly-anticipated fight and throughout the fight, it was clear Spence Jr. was much better than Ugas. He began landing heavy shots and in the 10th round, the ringside physician stopped the fight due to swelling around Ugas’ right eye. At the time of the stoppage, Spence Jr. was cruising to a win as he was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards, Cheatham (88-82), Feldman (88-82) and Steve Weisfeld (88-83). With that, he felt the fight should’ve been stopped earlier.
“I think when the fight first started, I was being kinda impatient,” Spence Jr. said (via BoxingScene). “I don’t think I had my rhythm and my range, so you know, I was throwing like looping shots, you know, trying to throw hard shots and trying to catch him. But in the later rounds, when I started, you know, setting my shots up and placing my shots and picking my shots, and not throwing hard, but just, you know, letting ‘em go, I think I was catching him a lot, you know, and breaking him down.
“And I felt him breaking down because, you know, he wasn’t throwing like he usually do. So, I was like, ‘OK, I got him now.’ And then, you know, I just kept punching. You know, I thought the ref was gonna stop it a lot earlier. But, you know, he just let it keep going,” Spence Jr. continued.
With the win, the hope for many boxing fans is Errol Spence Jr. faces Terence Crawford next. It is one of the biggest fights to make in boxing right now as they are both considered two of the pound-for-pound best.
Do you think the Spence Jr.-Ugas fight should’ve been stopped earlier?