The welterweight category of current professional boxing looks great. Just look at the top of the list according to BoxRec and pay attention only to those names without the championship belts to conclude what kind of concentration of quality is in the category up to 66.7 kilograms.
Still, the three fighters are currently above all. Terence Crawford who holds the WBO title, Yordenis Ugas who is the WBA champion and Errol Spence Jr., who owns the remaining two titles, IBF and WBC. Soon one boxer will have three titles, as a clash between the latter two has been agreed.
The date of that clash is April 16th. Interestingly, Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs), a 35-year-old former bronze medalist from Cuba, came to his title by replacing Spence in the match against Manny Pacquiao, held in August last year.
He overcame the great Filipino, who retired after that, and put himself in a position to earn good money later in his career. There is no better match in this category than this one against Spence. Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) has not boxed since December 2020, when he defeated Danny Garcia in a match that was his comeback after a car accident he barely survived.
He did not play in 2021, although he had contracted the aforementioned match against Pacquiao. He is currently certainly the biggest star of this category and a boxer who is believed to have not yet reached his maximum.
A car accident has slowed him down a bit, but he is only 31 years old and has time to do what is expected of him. The boxing public was still hoping for another match, that of Spence against Terence Crawford, but Crawford is the boxer who currently has the biggest problem in professional boxing.
Fans just don’t follow him nor are his matches watched as much as someone deserves his quality and ratio. He is also currently without a promoter, after Top Rank decided not to offer him a new contract, and the previous one ended at the end of 2021.
But whoever wins this match, and the favorite for that will be Spence with a fairly large scale, will probably be led towards the match against Crawford for the absolute world champion. We hope to watch soon and find out who will fight in the title match. What is certain is that we will be looking forward to it. Each of the fighters is fantastic in their own way