Errol Spence Jr withdraws from Manny Pacquiao fight with torn retina

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  • Spence Jr withdraws from Pacquiao fight with torn retina
  • Filipino fighter will now fight Yordenis Ugas on 21 August

Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr has been forced to withdraw from his 21 August fight against Manny Pacquiao due to a retinal tear in his left eye, organizers said on Tuesday.

Cuban Yordenis Ugas, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has agreed to replace Spence in the main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and defend his World Boxing Association welterweight belt against Pacquiao, who has won titles in eight divisions.

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