Errol Spence Jr. would rather focus on his upcoming fight against Yordenis Ugas than worry about a showdown with Terence Crawford.

Spence is set to face Ugas, the same man who replaced him against retired Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

Ugas practically sent Pacquiao into retirement after pulling off an upset win that catapulted him into stardom. That allowed the 35-year-old to retain the WBA (Super) welterweight title.

Ironically, Spence was the original opponent of the Pac-Man. But no thanks to a left eye injury, the Cuban pug was called to faces the eight-time division champion instead.

Despite the short notice, Ugas showed he was a dangerous adversary in the ring. He gave Pacquiao quite a fight and perhaps this is the reason why Spence is not taking him for granted.

Ugas and Spence collide on Apr. 16 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Both appeared in a press conference on Wednesday to promote their upcoming unification fight. Considering the animosity between him and Crawford, it was only to be expected that some would throw some questions about it.

“We’ll see,” Spence said. “Like I said, I’ve gotta get past [Ugas] first. So, once I get past him, we’ll definitely see.”

Regardless, the fact remains that either Spence or Ugas will walk out of AT&T Stadium with three of the four welterweight titles, meaning the one who wins will be the first fully unified 147-pound champion during this boxing four-belt era.

“Well, I’ve been the shot-caller, so nah, that wouldn’t matter,” Spence replied. “I’ve been the shot-caller. You know, like I said, I’m the big fish, especially at 147. So, no, that doesn’t matter at all.”

Crawford will likely be an interested spectator when Spence and Ugas collide. So once the smoke clears, “Bud” may have a better view on who he may fight next – either Spence or Ugas.

Errol Spence Jr. after a unanimous decision against Danny Garcia
Errol Spence Jr. after a unanimous decision against Danny Garcia Getty Images | Ronald Martinez

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