WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. looked like he hadn’t missed a beat after 17 months away from the ring. Inside a packed AT&T Stadium in Texas on Saturday night, Spence bullied Yordenis Ugas to become WBA welterweight champion.

Up next for Spence? The hope is a date with destiny against WBO champion Terence Crawford.

“Everyone knows who I want next. I want Terence Crawford next. That’s the fight that I want, that’s the fight everybody else wants. Terence, I’m coming for that motherf—ing belt,” Spence said after the fight.

The fight was hard-hitting, with neither competitor resting. Spence’s volume shots were a key factor as he landed multiple jabs and uppercuts. Ugas' right eye was shut after multiple shots and the ring doctor had to look at it multiple times. By the 10th round, the doctor had seen enough.

Ugas had one moment to stop this fight, in the sixth round. Spence’s mouthpiece came out while Ugas landed a big shot to the face that pushed Spence back. But the referee paused the fight — and Ugas' momentum — so Spence could get the mouthpiece. Spence took advantage and never looked back.

Before the stoppage, the judges had scored the fight 88-82, 88-82, and 88-83, all in favor of Spence.

According to CompuBox, Spence landed 216 shots compared to 96 for Ugas. Spence landed 192 power shots, and only landed single-digit blows once, in the first round. Spence landed 46 shots alone in the eighth. Ugas landed 10 shots or fewer in six rounds.

Spence (28-0) remains undefeated. He last fought in 2020, beating Danny Garcia. “The Truth” was supposed to fight Manny Pacquiao, but a detached retina stopped that from happening. Ugas, who replaced Spence and beat Pacquiao, had his winning streak ended at four.

The Sporting News provided live coverage of the main event and the rest of the main card. Here’s how it all went down. (All times Eastern)

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Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas live updates, highlights

WBC & IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. def. Yordenis Ugas via 10th-round TKO (1:44) to win the WBA welterweight title

12:23 a.m.: Round 10 opens with Spence continuing with jabs. Right to the body by Spence. Big shot to the body by Ugas. Pushing Ugas back, Spence lands combinations. A big uppercut breaks through Ugas' defense. Another uppercut. Big right by Ugas. Ugas is backing up as the right eye is nonexistent. The ref stops the fight again so the doctors can look at Ugas' eye. The doctor has seen enough and the fight is called off. Spence has won the WBA welterweight title.

12:19 a.m.: Round 9 begins as the others did, with Spence just landing vicious blows. Ugas lands body shots, but Spence has aimed for that shut eye. Spence works through the defense of Ugas with right hooks. Big right by Ugas but Spence recovers fast with shots of his own. Another right by Ugas but it was only one. Spence’s volume of shots is too much. Ugas lands combinations to end the round. 10-9, Spence (88-83, Spence)

12:14 a.m.: Ugas' eye appears to be shut. Spence is now landing crisp combinations. Spence is landing uppercuts from the clinch. The ref briefly stops the fight, but Spence goes back to landing big blows. Hooks and uppercuts land, and now Spence is pouring it on. The doctor looks at Ugas as his eye looks bad. Fight continues, and Spence doesn’t stop his attack. Ugas is sticking to one spot as Spence unloads. 10-9, Spence (78-74, Spence)

12:11 a.m.: The momentum Ugas had is gone. Spence lands combinations in Round 7. He then lands a right and a few uppercuts. Spence now goes on the attack as Ugas backs away. Ugas lands a body shot, but Spence continues with hard shots. “The Truth” gets Ugas to stagger, and he lands an open shot to the face. A big uppercut by Spence, and a few more. 10-9, Spence (68-65, Spence)

12:06 a.m.: Spence starts Round 6 with combinations. Big body shots by Spence. He breaks through Ugas' defense with several big blows. Right hand by Ugas and Spence doesn’t know where he is. He gets pushed into the ropes and now Ugas is on the attack. Spence’s mouthpiece comes out and the ref stops the fight for a second. Spence comes back in the round, though, as he lands hard shots. 10-9, Ugas (58-56, Spence)

12:02 a.m.: Spence with jabs to start the fifth. He lands body shots and inside head shots within the clinch. Combinations by Spence and he now hits the body and face. Left uppercut. Ugas backs up as Spence continues his attack. More uppercuts. Ugas lands a nice shot but Spence is not backing down. Ugas with a body shot. Spence lands an uppercut and then a body shot. Right by Ugas. Spence digs to the body. 10-9, Spence (49-46, Spence)

11:58 p.m.: Spence hits inside shots, while Ugas is patient. He pushes Spence back and lands body shots. Big right and left by Ugas. Body shot by Ugas. Big high shot to Ugas' face, and then Spence lands a body shot. Spence lands multiple jabs and uppercuts. 10-9, Spence (39-37, Spence)

11:55 p.m.: A game of cat and mouse to open Round 3. Big left body shot by Spence connects. Another one lands. Spence unloads with the left hand. Ugas hits a body shot. Leading left hook and uppercut by Spence. Quick hands and a right by Ugas. Spence responds with quick left shots. Right hook by Spence. Ugas with a right that almost connects. Big right by Ugas. 10-9, Spence (29-28, Spence)

11:50 p.m.: Both start with jabs once again. Spence tries for combinations as he aims high. Spence then lands jabs to the Ugas' open face. In the clinch, Spence lands combinations. Body shots and jabs by Spence. Big left by Spence pushes Ugas back. More Spence combinations land. 10-9, Spence (19-19)

11:45 p.m.: Round 1 begins with Spence using the jab. Ugas lands a body shot and another. Triple jabs by Spence, and then he lands a body shot. Ugas fires back with one of his own. Double jabs by Spence. He misses a left and Ugas lands a sharp shot to the body. Combinations to the body by Spence as Ugas tries a right to his head. Jabs by Ugas to end the round. 10-9, Ugas

11:35 p.m.: The main event is up next: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas for the WBA, WBC and IBF welterweight titles. The crowd is excited as both fighters make their way to the ring.

Isaac Cruz def. via Yuriorkis Gamboa via 5th-round TKO (1:32)

11:17 p.m.: Big right hand by Cruz to open the fourth. Now he lands combinations as Gamboa is pushing forward to halt momentum. Big shot by Cruz but then a left hook by Gamboa. Left hand by Cruz knocks Gamboa down again. He gets back up, however. Round 5 sees Gamboa try to fight back but Cruz lands straight shots to the face. Inside shots by Cruz, who is the obvious aggressor. Right hand by Cruz drops Gamboa again and the referee stops the fight.

11:08 p.m.: Round 2 sees Gamboa land hard shots to Cruz’s face. Cruz landed a big right to the face from the clinch. He lands a body shot as Gamboa tries to walk away. Big body shot by Cruz and then a cross to Gamboa’s face. Cruz lands a few shots that drop Gamboa right at the 10-second warning. Cruz drops Gamboa with a body shot to open Round 3. More body and head shots are landing. Gamboa tries a takedown to buy him some time. There is a fight going on in the crowd as the action continues.

10:56 p.m.: Up next is the co-main event: Isaac Cruz vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa. Both fighters have lost to Gervonta Davis, but Gamboa is 40 and Cruz is 23. Cruz goes for the jab right away in the first round and forces Gamboa to back up. He lands a shot that has Gamboa wobbling back. An uppercut on the inside by Cruz stuns Gamboa. Another sharp right by Cruz lands as he goes for the knockout blow. Cruz landing body shots and is blocking key shots by Gamboa. Gamboa manags to survive Round 1.

Jose Valenzuela def. Francisco Vargas via 1st-round KO (1:25)

10:25 p.m. ET: Up next is Jose Valenzuela vs. Francisco Vargas in a lightweight bout. Valenzuela starts in the center, controlling the ring. Vargas is able to attack the body and push him up against the ropes. That doesn’t matter as Vargas is struck down with a left hand. The fight ends before it begins.

Cody Crowley def. Josesito Lopez via unanimous decision (98-91, 98-91, 99-90)

10:01 p.m.: Lopez’s trainer Robert Garcia is asking if he can continue before Round 8 begins. He tries landing punches but he is clearly hurt. Lopez is digging deep going to the body. Crowley fights back with combinations to the face. Garcia is begging Lopez to show him something as Round 9 begins. Lopez decides to fight back, but he is staggering and his left eye is swollen. Crowley continues his dominant ways in the last round, making it easy for the judges to call the fight for him.

Showtime stats (CompuBox) had Crowley landing 205 shots to 116 for Lopez.

9:48 p.m.: Crowley connects with hooks in Round 5 and continues to break through Lopez’s defense with jabs. Lopez misses key shots while Crowley lands big blows. Inside shots by Crowley within the clinch to start Round 6, and Lopez connects with a few of his own. Lopez now circling the ring and jabbing away. Round 7 has Crowley landing hooks, and then Lopez is dropped down to the floor. Crowley takes advantage of that and starts pounding away.

9:36 p.m.: Round 3 sees Crowley take the fight to Lopez, but the latter finally responds with shots of his own. Lopez then has him up by the ropes and lands crisp body shots. While Crowley lands uppercuts, Lopez looks alive and unaffected. Lopez lands solid jabs through Crowley’s defense. Both use their jabs in Round 4 and remain in the center of the ring. Crowley connects with big blows to Lopez’s face toward the end of the round.

9:20 p.m.: Josesito Lopez vs. Cody Crowley opens the main card. Crowley begins with a few jabs and controls the center of the ring. Lopez does not land any offense for a full minute. He then lands a few body shots that don’t affect Crowley. In Round 2, Crowley pushes Lopez up against the ropes and lands a left uppercut-left hook combination. Crowley continues his onslaught by the ropes. Lopez then has him up by the ropes and lands a few shots.

9 p.m.: The main card has started. Results before the pay-per-view began: Eimantas Stanionis def. Radzhab Butaev via split decision (113-114, 116-111, 117-110); Brandun Lee def. Zachary Ochoa via unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91).

Spence vs. Ugas fight card

  • Errol Spence, Jr. (c) def. Yordenis Ugas (c) via 10th-round TKO (1:44) for the WBC, IBF and WBA welterweight titles.
  • Isaac Cruz def. via Yuriorkis Gamboa via 5th-round TKO (1:32).
  • Jose Valenzuela def. Francisco Vargas via 1st-round KO (1:25).
  • Cody Crowley def. Josesito Lopez via unanimous decision (98-91, 98-91, 99-90).
  • Eimantas Stanionis def. Radzhab Butaev via split decision (113-114, 116-111, 117-110).
  • Brandun Lee def. Zachary Ochoa via unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91).

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