Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford have chimed in on Yordenis Ugas’ victory over Manny Pacquiao.
Ugas put the WBA Welterweight Title on the line against Pacquiao last night (Aug. 21). The action emanated from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 12 rounds of action, Ugas defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision.
After the fight, Spence took to his Twitter account to react to Ugas’ upset victory.
Spence also retweeted a clip of Ugas saying he wants to fight him next.
Crawford congratulated Ugas and had a message for Spence.
“Looks like Errol Spence Jr. gone need me after all tho. I know you really mad about that fight last night because I was [laughing] but not in a hating way just in a missed opportunity way. Don’t beat yourself up about it get well champ.”
Ugas did say that he’s looking to unifying all of the welterweight gold. Spence holds the WBC and IBF gold, while Crawford is the WBO titleholder. Spence was supposed to meet Pacquiao this past weekend but he had to pull out of the fight due to a retinal tear. As for Crawford, he’s likely due for a showdown with Shawn Porter. Crawford will be a free agent after his next fight.
Yordenis Ugas has now solidified himself as one of the top three welterweights in the world. It’ll be interesting to see if his next fight will be against Spence or if the WBA will enforce a mandatory challenger for him to fight first. Ugas is riding a four-fight winning streak. He hasn’t lost a bout since March 2019 against Shawn Porter.
What Ugas does next could very well boil down to Spence’s recovery time. If all goes well and Spence is able to return, then a showdown with Ugas would make sense given that both champions fight under the PBC banner.