It appears that boxing fans are one step closer toward a unification bout in the welterweight division. Dallas News has reported a welterweight title unification bout has been tentatively set for April at AT&T Stadium. If true, both men would put their respective welterweight titles on the line for glory.
Ugas is currently riding high following the biggest win of his career. After Errol Spence Jr. was forced to pull out of a fight with Manny Pacquiao, Ugas stepped up and defeated the former world champion by unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Sepnce Jr. has remained relatively inactive since he was involved in a horrific car crash two years ago. He defeated Danny Garcia by unanimous decision in late 2020, but he was unable to fight Pacquiao in 2021 after sustaining a retina injury.
Boxing fans are still hopeful that the winner of the Ugas-Spence Jr. fight will share the ring with fellow welterweight champion Terence Crawford in late 2022. However, negotiations between Crawford’s team and promoters at PBC remain at a standstill. With that said, it appears that Crawford has been talking with Eddie Hearn about a potential move to Matchroom Boxing. Unfortunately, it appears that those negations may be dead in the water after Hearn made disparaging comments about Crawford’s marketability.
“I’m interested because he’s a great fighter, but I think we will struggle to deliver the numbers he would want,” Hearn said, according to MMA Fighting.
As it stands now, it appears that the sport is no closer to crowning an undisputed welterweight champion than it was in 2021.