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Errol Spence Underwent Eye Surgery Wednesday

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Errol Spence Underwent Eye Surgery Wednesday

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Errol Spence Underwent Eye Surgery Wednesday

Just two days after learning of his torn retina, Unified World Welterweight Champ Errol Spence has already had surgery.

Spence, who had to withdraw from his August 21st title defense against future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, posted a photo on Instagram Wednesday showing the heavily bandage left eye, which was first discovered to have the retina tear during the Nevada Athletic Commission physical examination on Monday.


Spence said Tuesday on social media that he had gotten multiple opinions, including two in his home state of Texas, about the injury,

The 31 year old Spence, 27-0, 21 KOs, was last in action in December on a PBC/Fox Sports PPV, when he decisioned Danny Garcia (photo top) at AT&T Stadium to retain his two titles. It was his return to the ring after a horrific, rollover one car crash in October of 2019, where he was ejected from his vehicle, but escaped serious injury or death.

Spence had been out of action for 14 months after having beaten Shawn Porter for his WBC belt in Los Angeles in September of 2019. His physical therapy and rehab, plus, the Covid 19 pandemic delayed things all the way until December getting back in the ring with Garcia.

Spence and Pacquiao were to have met in arguably the biggest non-Heavyweight bout of 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena, on PPV a week from Saturday. That is before the damaged eye was discovered in Nevada and it’s expected to take at least three months for his eye to fully heal.

So now, the future Hall of Famer Pacquiao, 62-7-2, will instead fight WBA World champ, Yordenis Ugas. The 35 year old Ugas is 26-4 and was preparing to make his first title defense against Fabian Maidana in the co-feature of the Spence-Pacquiao PPV card.

He is a previous Cuban amateur star, who won the Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympics, and he won a split decision over Abel Ramos in Los Angeles in September of 2020. The WBA termed that fight, as for the “regular” version of their 147 lb. championship. However, they have since designated him as their “world” champ, due to Pacquiao’s two year inactivity.

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