Yordenis Ugas rushed to hospital for eye examination after 10th-round TKO in Errol Spence Jr fight

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Yordenis Ugas rushed to hospital for eye examination after brutal 10th-round stoppage against Errol Spence Jr in welterweight title bout… as ‘the Truth’ unifies division after 14-month layoff

  • Yordenis Ugas was rushed to hospital after TKO defeat against Errol Spence Jr 
  • The Cuban was stopped in the tenth round after suffering from a swollen eye
  • Spence Jr added the WBA belt to his WBC and IBF welterweight world titles
  • The American his return from surgery on a detached retina after 14 months out

Yordenis Ugas was rushed to a local hospital in Texas for an eye examination after being brutally stopped in his bout with Errol Spence Jr.

The Cuban was picked apart before a doctor ruled that his swollen eye meant he was no longer in a condition to be able to fight – leaving Spence as the unified welterweight champion.

The former (having lost his belt on the night) WBA champion was not present at the press conference following the fight – after being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Texas.

Yordenis Ugas was rushed to a local hospital after suffering from a swollen eye in the bout

Yordenis Ugas was rushed to a local hospital after suffering from a swollen eye in the bout

The Cuban was stopped by a doctor in the tenth round of his right with Errol Spence Jr

The Cuban was stopped by a doctor in the tenth round of his right with Errol Spence Jr

Ugas did knock Spence’s mouthguard out after landing a huge shot in the sixth round – but it wasn’t enough to stop the American adding the WBA belt to his WBC and IBF version.

In his return from surgery on a detached retina and a 14-month layoff, Spence made quite the statement after extending his control as the power player at 147 pounds.

The 32-year-old traded huge shots with Ugas throughout at close range as he looked to make a statement before calling out WBO champion Terence Crawford next for the undisputed championship.

Errol Spence Jr poses with his WBO, WBC and IBF welterweight belts after the fight

Errol Spence Jr poses with his WBO, WBC and IBF welterweight belts after the fight

Spence improved to 28-0 with his 22nd knockout – marking the first time in his last four bouts that the American didn’t have to go the distance. 

The 32-year-old claimed he could feel Ugas ‘breaking down’ as the fight wore on. Spence said: ‘I think when the fight first started, I was kind of impatient. 

‘Later rounds, when I started setting my shots up, and placing my shots and picking my shots, and not throwing it hard, but letting them go, I was catching him a lot and working him down. I felt him breaking down, because he wasn’t throwing like he usual does.’  

Ugas' professional record dropped to 27-5 after the Cuban left the stadium in an ambulance

Ugas’ professional record dropped to 27-5 after the Cuban left the stadium in an ambulance

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