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Errol Spence Jr. eyes Terence Crawford for undisputed after breaking orbital bone of Yordenis Ugas in Texas

Errol Spence left Texas with a big win over Yordenis Ugas Saturday night, but now his biggest fight is now in front of him.

Coming in from a 12-month layoff, Spence Jr. (28-0-0, 22 KOs) pummelled Ugas (27-5-0, 12 KOs) for the majority of the fight before stopping him in the tenth round at the AT&T Center. Ugas suffered a broken right orbital bone for his trouble. This is similar to the orbital bone injury IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook suffered at the hands of Spence Jr. in May 2017.

Crawford, the reigning WBO welterweight champion who watched the contest and even scored the fight live on Twitter, responded immediately after the outcome.

With the win, Spence retained his WBC and IBF welterweight titles and picked up Ugas’ WBA super welterweight title. He needs the WBO welterweight belt that Crawford has to be recognized as undisputed and join Bernard Hopkins (middleweight), Jermain Taylor (middleweight), Terence Crawford (at junior welterweight), Oleksandr Usyk (cruiserweight), Josh Taylor (junior welterweight), and Canelo Alvarez (super middleweight). Zab Judah was also considered undisputed at welterweight, but there were only three sanctioned belts in his era. Thus, there is no undisputed champion at welterweight in the four-belt era.

Three fighters are set to join the undisputed list, as YouTube boxing channel BlueBlood Sports TV explained. But the Spence Jr. vs. Crawford fight is considered the biggest fight in the sport of boxing that most fans and experts have been patiently waiting for.

There is the Errol Spence vs. Terence Crawford which will see the first four-belt undisputed welterweight champion, assuming the fight is put together. Then, there is the Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos Jr. lightweight showdown set for June 5 in Melbourne, followed by the Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Costano light middleweight battle scheduled for July 17 in Texas.

It’s a good time to be a fight fan.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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