Mayor Johnson proclaims Saturday as “Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. Day” in Dallas

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson has proclaimed Saturday, April 16, 2022, as “Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence, Jr. Day” in the city.

Spence is seeking to unify three welterweight championship belts in a fight against Yordenis Ugas on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

The mayor initially announced the proclamation during a press conference with Spence on Monday in Dallas.

“You can tell that Errol Spence Jr. grew up around here because of his indomitable spirit and his fierce competitiveness,” Mayor Johnson said. “If you’ve followed his career, you know that Errol has never taken the easy way out. He’s been through a number of challenges, setbacks, and injuries, but he doesn’t back down. He doesn’t avoid a tough fight or make excuses.

“He’s a fighter’s fighter. A champion’s champion. A master of his craft. And his commitment to excellence in the boxing ring is unmatched and certainly deserving of our appreciation.

Below is the text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, The City of Dallas is pleased to recognize Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. for his incredible achievements as a professional boxer; and

WHEREAS, Born on March 3, 1990, Errol Spence, Jr. began boxing at the age of 15 under his father’s tutelage; and

WHEREAS, Errol Spence, Jr. won the International Amateur Boxing Association world championship in 2008 and captured the United States National Amateur championship for three consecutive years, from 2009–2011; and

WHEREAS, Errol Spence, Jr. boxed for Team USA in the 2012 London Summer Olympics; and

WHEREAS, Errol Spence, Jr. became the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion in 2017 and the World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight World Champion in 2019; and

WHEREAS, Errol Spence, Jr. is undefeated professionally tallying a 27–0 record with a total of 21 knockouts; and

WHEREAS, Errol Spence, Jr. will fight against Yordenis Ugas on April 16, 2022 for the unified welterweight title at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; and

WHEREAS, Dallas is proud of Errol Spence, Jr.’s many impressive contributions to the boxing world, and we are inspired by his resiliency, strength, work ethic, and overall commitment to excellence.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ERIC JOHNSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, do hereby proclaim Saturday, April 16, 2022 as

ERROL “THE TRUTH” SPENCE, JR. DAY

in Dallas, Texas.

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Tristan Hallman

Tristan Hallman

Chief of Policy and Communications for Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson