Yordenis Ugas To Replace Errol Spence In Pacquaio Fight

The much-awaited fight between Spence and Pacquiao is set this August but Errol Spence will be replaced by Yordernis Ugas due to torn retina in his left eye.

Yordenis Ugas is the World Boxing Association’s welterweight champion and is set to take it in the ring in August 21 in Las Vegas.


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“I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to fight Manny Pacquiao on August 21. I was excited about the fight and the event. Unfortunately, the doctors found a tear in my left eye and said I needed to get surgery on it ASAP and that there was no way I could fight with my eye in that condition”, said  Spence in a statement.

Spence’s torn retina was discovered during a pre-fight medical examination by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He then returned to his hometown in Texas for his treatment.

Manny Pacquaio shared that his time off helped his mind and body. “This time around, I’m as excited as ever and feeling like I’m young again,” he said.

Yordenis Ugas is a 35-year-old Miami-based Cuban who was supposed to defend his title against Fabian Maidana .


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“I have agreed to fight Yordenis Ugas on August 21 for the WBA welterweight super championship. The proper way and the only way to win a world title is inside the ring”, said Pacquiao.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pacquiao, but I am coming to win this fight,” Ugas shared.