Wednesday, April 17, 2024

PHOTOS: Errol Spence Breaks Opponent’s Orbital In Dominant Win


Photo courtesy of Showtime.

This past Saturday night played host to one of boxing’s biggest events in recent memory when Errol Spence Jr. took on Yordenis Ugas in front of nearly 40,000 people at the Cowboys AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX.

Spence already held the IBF and WBC welterweight championship belts going into the fight against Ugas, who held the WBA welterweight championship. Now Spence holds three of the four major belts at welterweight.

Despite the fact that Ugas was coming off of a win over Manny Pacquiao in August of 2021 in the fight that officially sent Pacquiao into retirement, Spence left no doubt about the outcome of this fight as he finished Ugas via TKO in the 10th round. And nobody can question the stoppage either because Ugas was broken.

Just look at this…

It would later be confirmed that Ugas indeed suffered a fractured orbital bone in his face as a consequence of the fight, so it’s a good thing it ended up being stopped.

As the tweet mentions, Ugas suffered the fracture in the seventh round and fought for three more rounds before the ringside doctor recommended that the referee should stop the fight.

If it wasn’t clear already from the photos of the aftermath, Spence put a BEATING on Ugas, out-landing him significantly throughout the fight, more than doubling the output of what Ugas had landed.

The win and performance solidifies Spence’s spot as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport of boxing. The only main other contenders up there with him would be Canelo Alvarez and Terrance Crawford.

You can take a look at what Spence had to say after the fight here:

Spence will now look to challenge Terrance “Bud” Crawford, who holds the WBO belt at welterweight, in a fight that will unify all major boxing belts at welterweight. Crawford vs. Spence is a fight that boxing fans have been asking and praying for for years now and it just hasn’t happened even though it’s been talked about for years (that’s boxing for you).

However, now we are closer than ever to getting it finally put together!

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