Manny Pacquiao to fight Yordenis Ugas after Errol Spence Jr pulls out with eye injury

Last update on. From the section Boxing Manny Pacquiao, the only boxer to win twelve major world titles in eight weight divisions, is the greatest ever. After Errol Spence Jr, the WBC and IBF champion for welterweights, was blinded in his eye, Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Yordenis Ugas later in the month. Pacquiao, eight-division world champion and American Spence Jr were scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on the 21st of August. However, a doctor discovered that Spence had a damaged retina and needed surgery. Spence stated that he was excited about fighting but that he couldn't fight in such a condition. Ugas, the WBA welterweight champion, is promoted from undercard to face Pacquiao. Since beating Keith Thurman in July 2019 for the WBA welterweight title, Pacquiao hasn't fought. Inactivity led to the January removal of the title from the 42-year-old senator from his native Philippines. Ugas defeated Abel Ramos to win the vacant WBA regular Welterweight title. He was then elevated to WBA super champion, after Pacquiao was removed from the belt. The 35-year old Cuban was preparing for his first defense against Fabian Maidana. But, he will now face Pacquiao who has a 62-7-2 record. Pacquiao stated in a statement that "First and foremost, we ask everyone to pray for Errol Spence Jr. a complete and complete recovery." "Thank God, his physical exam discovered his eye condition before any further damage. "I have agreed that I will fight Yordenis Urgas on August 21st for the WBA super champion welterweight." Inside the ring is the best and only way to win a title.