Former WBA world champion and opponent of Errol Spence Jr, Yordenis Ugas, has declared that a rematch between Spence and Terence Crawford would be a more even fight if it were to take place at super-welterweight.
Ugas lost his welterweight world title to Spence last year, a stoppage in the tenth round of their unified title clash and a fractured orbital bone for his trouble.
Spence was next out in the long-awaited undisputed welterweight title bout against his rival, Terence Crawford, this July, and was dominated for the entirety of the contest before being stopped in the ninth-round.
Now, Spence has activated his rematch clause in an attempt to even the score against the much-lauded ‘Bud.’ He has been open about wanting the second showdown to take place one division up at super-welterweight.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Ugas looked forward to the second instalment of the rivalry, believing that a move up to 154lbs would be highly beneficial for Spence, whom many feel was tight at the 147lb weight limit.
“Great performance by Crawford. Now, he is number one pound-for-pound in the sport. I would like [to see] a rematch. Rematch at 154, I think that can be a great fight at 154, it will help Spence a lot.”
Ugas is set to return to the ring this month, fighting on the undercard of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s upcoming undisputed super-middleweight title defence against Jermell Charlo on September 30 in Las Vegas.
Ugas will face Mario Barrios for the WBC Interim Welterweight world title, with the chance to fight for the full title looming, especially if Crawford vacates.