Yordenis Ugas Suffers Fractured Orbital Bone In TKO Loss Vs. Errol Spence Jr
After his battle with Errol Spence Jr., Yordenis Ugas will have to spend some time on the sidelines.
Spence became the unified WBC, IBF and WBA welterweight champion Saturday night after stopping Ugas in the 10th round via TKO. Along with taking Ugas’ belt, Spence also left the 35-year-old with a fractured right orbital.
“I have a fracture in my eye and in the next few days the doctors will say how they will treat it,” Ugas said on Instagram.
“I spent all morning in a hospital and I write these words with only one eye, the other one is still closed.”
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The Cuban boxer was diagnosed with the eye injury early Sunday morning at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. His team said he won’t need emergency surgery, and will be reexamined at a later date to see if medical procedure is needed.
Ugas’ eye was clearly swollen after eating a left uppercut in Round 7 during the pay-per-view event, but he continued to fight for three more rounds.
The referee stopped the fight in the 10th after the ringside doctor concluded Ugas couldn’t see out of his right eye, which was swollen shut.
Spence previously fractured Kell Brook’s orbital bone when he first became a welterweight champion in 2017.
“The referee stopped the fight, but I wanted to keep going to the end,” Ugas said Saturday through an interpreter.
“I definitely had a chance to win the fight in the sixth round, but he recuperated well.”