Errol Spence vs. Yordenis Ugas – Undercard Information
Rising prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. will return to action in an eight-round super welterweight contest against Dan Karpency highlighting the non-televised undercard on Saturday, April 16 at a Premier Boxing Champions event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The action will also include hard-hitting heavyweights squaring off as Dallas native Adrian Taylor takes on knockout artist Efetobor Apochi in an eight-round bout.
Tickets for the April 16 live event at AT&T Stadium, promoted by TGB Promotions and Man Down Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at SeatGeek.com, the official ticketing provider for AT&T Stadium.
The event is dominated by WBC and IBF world champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBA world champion Yordenis Ugas facing off in a welterweight title unification clash live on SHOWTIME PPV at 21 p.m. a.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The pay-per-view lineup includes exciting lightweight contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz taking on veteran former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in the 10-round co-main event, with undefeated Jose Valenzuela battling former world champion Francisco” El Bandido” Vargas in a 10 round lightweight bout, plus undefeated Cody Crowley takes on veteran Josesito Lopez in a 10 round welterweight duel that kicks off the telecast.
Ahead of the pay-per-view, a special edition of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® will feature WBA welterweight champion Radzhab Butaev and top contender Eimantas Stanionis. The telecast begins live at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and also features undefeated rising star Brandun Lee taking on Zachary Ochoa in a super lightweight bout.
Rounding out the non-televised undercard, Mexico’s Fernando Garcia (13-4, 8 KOs) takes on exciting prospect Angel Barrientes (8-1, 6 KOs) in a six-round attraction for super bantamweight, the undefeated middleweight Samuel Arnold (4-0, 2 KO) taking on Darryl Jones (4-3-1, 2 KO) in a four-round showdown and El Paso, Texas native Darius Gulghum (1-0, 1 KO) taking on Nosa Nehikhare (5-1) for six rounds of cruiserweight action.
Representing Roseland, New Jersey, Mielnicki (10-1, 7 KOs) bounced back from a decision loss in April 2021 to earn stoppage victories over Noah Kidd and Nicholas DeLomba. His most recent fight saw Mielnicki go 10 rounds for the first time, as he won a TKO against DeLomba in the final frame. The 19-year-old began turning heads during a stellar amateur career where he compiled a 147-22 record and was named the 2011 Junior National Golden Gloves Most Outstanding Boxer, among many numerous distinctions before turning professional. He will be pitted against 30-year-old Karpency (9-4-1, 4 KOs), who recently lost to undefeated prospect Xander Zayas. The Adah, Pennsylvania native is the younger brother of fellow pro fighters Tommy and Jeremiah Karpency.
Dallas native Taylor (12-1-1, 5 KOs) has won five of his last six fights, the only blemish being a September 2021 draw against Rafayel Simonyan. The 31-year-old won seven straight fights after turning pro, before losing a four-round majority decision to Jerhed Fenderson in 2018. He takes on the 34-year-old Apochi (11-1, 11 KOs), who has the most a recently lost a close decision to Brandon Glanton in June 2021 in one of the most memorable shootouts of the year. The Nigerian fighter turned professional in 2017 and scored knockouts in his first 11 fights.