- Boxing Odds: Errol Spence Jr. -400 favorite, Yordenis Ugas +270 underdog.
- The welterweight division is becoming consolidated with the winner to unify three belts.
- Can Ugas upset the oddsmakers once again with a win over Spence?
One of the biggest welterweight bouts of 2022 is set to go down on April 16th in Arlington, Texas. It sees Ugas put his WBA strap and Spence his IBF and WBC belts on the line. The WBA president Gilberton Mendoza confirmed the news. We cover the latest Spence vs Ugas odds for this unification bout below.
Spence vs Ugas Odds
|Errol Spence Jr.||-400|
The latest boxing odds via BetMGM for this welterweight unification bout, have Errol Spence as the early betting favorite at -400. The WBC and IBF titleholders have an implied win probability of 80%. On the flip side, Yordenis Ugas is listed as a solid +270 underdog and offers real betting value here. You can wager $100 on Ugas to defeat Spence to net $270.
Betting on Spence vs Ugas
Originally Errol Spence was supposed to have a super fight with Manny Pacquiao last summer. However, due to an eye injury the Cuban boxer Ugas stepped in as a replacement for Spence to fight Manny. Ugas managed to claim the WBA belt thus this match-up makes a tone of sense.
Spence (27-0, 21 KO) is one of the current top P4P boxers in the world right now. While is activity has dwindled since his single-car accident, he’s still remained as relevant as always. Spence has been a consistent betting favorite, it makes sense given him undefeated record.
Spences’ past few fights saw him score a UD win over Danny Garcia in December 2020. 2021, was an inactive year for Spence which could factor into Ugas’ gameplan in turning up the heat early in this fight.
Errol’s game usually revolves around the jab, followed up by more diverse striking than your typical boxer, such as a double-cross and double jab-back hand hook. The majority of Spence’s opponents have been relatively flat-footed and this applies to Ugas also.
Ugas is similar to Danny Garcia in how he is a counter puncher and waits for openings. Although I would give Ugas the edge over Garcia, as the better counter puncher. I don’t expect Ugas to KO or knockdown Spence, but he will be a threat with his counter punches from an open guard.
On first glance, this seems like a more competitive match-up than the odds might suggest, especially given Ugas’s last win over Pacquiao. However, Ugas is much more tailored for Spence’s style than many realize. My early betting pick here is Spence by unanimous decision. For a full breakdown, check out our Spence vs Ugas prediction & best bets.
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Spence vs Ugas FAQ
What date is Spence vs Ugas?
April 24th is the current date set for Errol Spence vs Yordenis Ugas.
Who is the betting favorite for Spence vs Ugas?
Errol Spence Jr. is the firm betting favorite. He’s listed at -400 at online sportsbooks, giving him an implied win probability of 80% for defeating Ugas.