Errol Spence says ‘be back in no time’ after emergency eye surgery
MANILA, Philippines — Errol Spence Jr. left the hospital in a good mood and vowed to be back “in no time” after successful surgery on his left eye to repair a torn retina.
Spence, who withdrew from his originally scheduled fight against Manny Pacquiao on August 21, said he initially wanted to lead the fight against Pacquiao and undergo surgery afterwards, but his doctor advised against him out of his mind. .
“The emergency surgery went really well,” posted Spence, who underwent surgery at the Eye Institute of Texas, on Instagram. “Thank you all for their wishes and prayers. I’ll be back in no time. I look the way he is, it could always be worse and being able to watch my kids grow up is the most important thing to me.
“I was telling the doctor to let me have this fight and I’ll have surgery right after, but the doctor didn’t have it,” wrote Spence, whose eye injury was detected during a medical examination. “Always rock the same colors for my next fight so the merch [merchandise] will stay the same because my fit was on fire.
As the WBC and IBF welterweight champion recovers, all he will have to do is watch Cuban Yordenis Ugas defend the WBA Super title against the Filipino icon.
Spence shared that he also got advances from former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who suffers from a squint caused by a detached retina after his fight against Vitor Belfort in 2013.
“He has to listen to the doctors 100% for a full recovery. I pushed too hard too soon and completely lost my vision, ”Bisping said.
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