Injured Spence out vs. Pacquiao; Ugas steps in

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao will nonetheless problem for a welterweight title on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas — it simply will not be in opposition to Errol Spence Jr.

The Filipino Senator will now face Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas after a retinal tear in Spence’s left eye was found throughout a pre-fight medical examination, PBC introduced Tuesday. Spence will endure surgical procedure Wednesday in Dallas.

Ugas, ESPN’s No. 6 boxer at 147 kilos, was scheduled to defend his title in opposition to Fabian Maidana within the PBC on Fox PPV chief-support bout.

“I am very disenchanted that I will not be capable to combat Manny Pacquiao on Aug. 21,” Spence mentioned. “I used to be excited concerning the combat and the occasion. Sadly, the docs discovered a tear in my left eye and mentioned I wanted to get surgical procedure on it ASAP and that there was no approach I might combat with my eye in that situation.

“I might wish to apologize to everybody. I will be again as quickly again quickly. We have come again from worse.”

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