One of the most anticipated boxing bouts of the year is no more.
According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Errol Spence Jr. (27-0) has been pulled from next weekend's main event against Manny Pacquaio due to a torn retina in his left eye.
BREAKING: Errol Spence Jr. is out of the Manny Pacquiao fight next week due to a torn retina in his left eye. Yordenis Ugas, who was on the undercard defending his welterweight title, will step in and take his place. #boxing #PacquiaoSpence #PacquiaoUgas— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) August 10, 2021
Subsequently, Yordenis Ugas (26-4) will now face the 42-year old Pacquaio (62-7-2).
Ugas, 35 was originally slated to defend his welterweight championship on the undercard of the event against Fabian Medina (18-1), who has yet to have a replacement opponent named.
Fightful will provide any and all updates to next weekend's card.