The biggest battle of the other summer has come to an end, because Errol Spencer Jr. was forced to withdraw from his planned WBC and IBF welterweight championship battle against the legendary Manny Pacquiao. Spencer’s torn retina forced him to withdraw from the game.
Pacquiao will now face WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas in the pay-per-view main event on August 21.
“I am very disappointed that I can’t fight Manny Pacquiao.” Spencer said in a press release. “I’m very excited about this battle. Unfortunately, the doctor found a tear in my left eye and said that I need surgery as soon as possible. In this case, I can’t fight with my eyes.”
Ugas has been arranged to defend the title against Fabian Maidana in the featured undercard round of the night. After Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman in July 2019, he was promoted to the “Super Champion” status due to Pacquiao’s inactivity.
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Pacquiao has not participated in the game since the match with Thurman. After Pacquiao’s era as an elite fighter seems to be over, this is a shocking return to the World Championship.
The 31-year-old Spencer is undefeated and one of the elite fighters of the sport. Since May 2017, he has held the welterweight gold medal, and Pacquiao’s game is his opportunity to trade with one of the best boxers of the modern era.
Pacquiao said: “First of all, I ask everyone to join me in praying for the complete recovery of little Errol Spencer.” “Thank God, before he suffered any further injuries, his medical examination revealed the condition of his eyes.”
“It is an honor to fight the great multi-level world champion Manny Pacquiao, because I am ready to accept this challenge. I respect Pacquiao very much, but I am here to win this battle,” Ugas said.
“Everyone knows the story of how I came to the United States to realize my dream of becoming a world champion. Now is the time to mark my legacy with victory as one of the best Cuban fighters ever to wear a pair of gloves. “