Ugas shares update of horror injury revealing he couldn’t open eye for 40 hours


BRAVE Yordenis Ugas has revealed he couldn’t open his eye for 40 HOURS after losing his brutal welterweight bout with Eroll Spence Jr.

The Cuban was rushed to hospital in Texas after the ringside doctor advised the referee that Ugas was unable to continue.


Ugas took to Instagram to post a picture of his eye from soon after the fightCredit: Instagram / @yordenis_ugas
Ugas revealed his right eye was closed for 40 hours after the fight


Ugas revealed his right eye was closed for 40 hours after the fightCredit: Getty

And now Ugas, 35, has taken to Instagram to update his 250,000 followers on his gruesome injury.

The former WBA champ posted a picture taken soon after the fight, showing his horribly swollen right eye.

He revealed his eye was closed for nearly TWO DAYS after the bout, and he was suffering “tears of blood”.

He said: “Thanks to everyone who is sending in their prayers. My eye was like this closed and bleeding for almost 40 hours, it looked like tears of blood, but now it is open.

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“In the next few days, with God’s favour, when the swelling and bruising are at zero, we will go back to the doctor, to know exactly the next step.

“I think I was in a competitive fight until the 7th.

“I fought three more rounds with my eye like this, I am a warrior, I am a champion and no matter the pain, no matter how hard Spence hit me, I would never, ever give up. Thank you all.”

Ugas confirmed soon after the fight that he had suffered a fracture to his orbital bone.


The brave defeat to Spence saw Ugas hand over his WBA title to the American.

Spene then called out Terence Crawford, who holds the WBO title, after the bell and called for an undisputed bout for the ages.


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