Yordenis Ugas On Errol Spence Loss: “I Know We Will Be Back Stronger!”

Yordenis Ugas Remains Headstrong Following Loss to Errol Spence

Yordenis Ugas looks forward to a healthy return
Yordenis Ugas looks forward to a healthy return Credit: Cooper Neill

Yordenis Ugas Discusses Loss to Errol Spence!

Heading into his April 16 unification bout with unified 147-pound champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (28-0, 22KOs), former WBA champion Yordenis “54 Milagros” Ugas (27-5, 12KOs) was extremely confident he would be victorious. After a competitive first half against Spence, which included him rocking and hurting the unified champion in the sixth round, things would go downhill for Ugas. In his first words after suffering the fifth professional loss of his career, he had this to say:

“First off, I want to apologize that due to the fight I couldn’t reach out to everyone that supported me until now. I was in the hospital until 6 AM. In the next few days, I’ll know if I need surgery on my eye. We will see. I fought with one of the best in the world, and things didn’t go the way I thought they would. It was a competitive fight until about round seven when he hit me with that uppercut and that changed everything.

I’m proud of what I’m doing, I’m sad, but I’m at peace. I’m representing my community at the elite levels of boxing. Another fall, but we get back up. With God’s favor, we return stronger. With God’s favor, I know we will be back stronger. The punch from the seventh round, that’s just part of boxing. I don’t want to take anything away from Spence. The best man won in the ring. He’s a great champion. Thanks again to my community.”

The fight, which had become one-sided, was stopped due to Ugas’ badly swollen right eye. In the aftermath, it would be confirmed that he suffered a broken orbital bone. From the comments made by Ugas, he seems to be in okay spirits mentally. However, with the injury sustained, he could very well be out of action for the remainder of 2022.

At 35 years of age, it’ll be interesting to see how his eye heals up and eventually reacts to taking punches when he makes his return to the squared circle.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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