While the main attraction between Yordenis Ugas and Errol Spence Jr. is in the spotlight for the night of April 16, in Arlington, Texas, there is a very important and interesting bout on the undercard of the evening between Radzhab Butaev and Eimantas Stanionis.
The Russian will face the Lithuanian in defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight world title in a highly anticipated bout with two strong fighters at the top of their careers going head to head.
Butaev is coming off one of the best performances of his career as he demolished Jamal James with a 9 round technical knockout to win the black and gold championship. The 28-year-old Russian is undefeated and has established himself in the United States to fight in big events.
For his part, Stanionis is 27 years old and has defeated good opponents like Justin Deloach or Thomas Dulorme, victories that have brought him to the headlining opportunity. Stanionis, like Butaev, had a good amateur boxing career and now stands out in the professional arena.
Both fighters are strong and do not avoid exchanges, so the possibility of a knockout is in the air, and it is expected to be a fight with good action and a lot of excitement.
The winner of the bout will wait for his opportunity to face the welterweight super champion and define a single champion in the category. Yordenis Ugas received special permission to face Errol Spence Jr. in a unification bout and that will happen in the main event of the card.