‘Man down’ – Errol Spence Jr’s first fight since gruesome eye injury set for April in unification against Yordenis Ugas

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'Man down' - Errol Spence Jr's first fight since gruesome eye injury set for April in unification against Yordenis Ugas

ERROL SPENCE JR will return for the first time since his horrific eye injury against Yordanis Ugas in the welterweight integration.

The unbeaten American was slated to face boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in August, but before exiting with a torn retina during the fight.

Errol Spence Jr. will return against Yordenis Ugas in a welterweight unification

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Errol Spence Jr. will return against Yordenis Ugas in a welterweight unificationcredit: Getty Images – Getty
Errol Spence Jr.'s horrific eye injury

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Errol Spence Jr.’s horrific eye injurycredit: Instagram @errolspencejr

Ugas, 35, was dropped from the undercard and stunned 43-year-old Pacquiao, who lost the WBA title and subsequently retired.

Now 31-year-old Spence has confirmed that he will face the newly crowned champions of Cuba in four months’ time in his return bout.

He added: “The fight is in April. Man down, strap season. He already knows what time it is.”

Ugas had requested to fight Spence in a three-belt WBA, WBC and IBF 147lb integration.

But instead, he was ordered to face the obligatory challenger Emantus stanionis.

This enraged Ugas, who attacked the WBA for halting their pursuit of a reunification bout.

Shortly after however, 27-year-old Stanionis agreed to step aside and instead fight 28-year-old Radzhab Butaev.

And that fight is set to appear on Spence’s pay-per-view title fight with Yugas, who later confirmed that talks were progressing.

They told Fox Sports: “We are targeting March or April for the fight. It’s going to be for three titles.

“It’s a fight we want. We’re targeting the spring season for the match against Errol.”

Yordenis Ugas defeated Manny Pacquiao for the WBA title

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Yordenis Ugas defeated Manny Pacquiao for the WBA titlecredit: AP

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