‘Still Rocking’: Errol Spence Jr. Has Successful Eye Surgery
News broke Tuesday that Errol Spence Jr. pulled out of his matchup against Manny Pacquiao due to a torn retina in his right eye – initially reported in his left eye — but the boxer said he’ll be back in no time.
Spence, 31, posted a photo Wednesday showing off his repaired right eye. He continues to assure the boxing world that he’s “come back from worse.”
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Pacquiao was quick to wish the young boxer a speedy recovery on Tuesday. Pacman will instead face Yordenis Ugas on August 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This isn’t the first time Spence has suffered an injury.
In October 2019, he suffered numerous facial injuries, scars and a bloody eye after a one-car accident which left him hospitalized in critical condition. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, reports said.
But the boxer later returned in December 2020 and won via unanimous decision over Danny Garcia. He is the current WBC and IBF world welterweight champion.
Spence, who said he respects Pacquiao, apologized to fans for withdrawing from the fight.
“I was excited about the fight and the event,” Spence told The Manila Times. “There was no way I could fight with my eye in that condition. I’d like to apologize to everyone. You know I’ll be back soon. We’ve come back from worse.”