Yordenis Ugas Needed Surgery For Torn Left Biceps After Pacquiao Fight
Yordenis Ugas revealed that he didn’t come out of his major upset vs Manny Pacquiao unscathed.
The WBA “super” welterweight champion said that he sustained an injury three weeks prior to the August title fight, but was “100 percent” recovered by the time it came around.
But after he successfully retained his title – which Pacquiao once held – he had to get a torn left biceps repaired.
“The injury was something that had been bothering me for about three weeks [before the Pacquiao fight],” Ugas told Boxing Scene.
“But look, I was a hundred-percent recovered for the fight. It was not an impediment, nothing that prevented me from fighting the way I wanted to fight. Having said that, after the fight I also did have surgery. Now it’s totally healed and I’m not worried about it.”
Fans and reporters noticed a protrusion from Ugas’ left arm during the weigh in with Pacquiao in Las Vegas, but that didn’t seem to hinder his performance as he came out as the victor.
Ugas was a late replacement for IBF and WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., who he will now face on April 16.
Ugas will put his WBC strap on the line while Spence risks his two titles at the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys in a FOX pay-per-view event.