The punished right eye of Cuban Yordenis Ugás will not need surgery and is preparing to return to the ring against Keith Thurman Jr.
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Finally the chilling and dangerous injury to the boxer’s right eye Yordenis Ugassuffered at the hands of the American Errol Spence Jr., you will not need surgery for recoveryso the cuban quickly has issued a challenge to Keith Thurman Jr. for a next fight.
in conversation for BoxingSceneUgás reported that the latest X-rays and medical tests, all under the watchful eye of his doctor, show that his eye “is healing well” and improving daily.
“Thank you to everyone who is sending in your prayers. My eye was closed and bleeding for almost 40 hours, it looked like tears of blood, but now it is open. In the next few days, with God’s favor, the swelling and bruising will be at zero, ”added the man from Santiago de Cuba through his account on the social network Twitter.
But the welterweight boxer not only shared positive news about his face, but also confirmed what his next goals and aspirations are.
“Keith Thurman is one of the best fighters of our era and I think a fight with him would be something the fans would enjoy. We are warriors and we would bring a lot of emotion to the ring ”
Own Keith Thurman Jr.nicknamed the ‘One Time’, already gave indications of a possible lawsuit against Ugás. In the vicinity of the clash between him against Errol Spence, he made his opinion known about his potential rival:
“He’s a very big welterweight and he has great reach.”
He also sent a strong message about that night’s event: he believed that he should be Spence’s challenger and not Ugás; That could be the potential argument for the promoters of both boxers to agree on a fight, all depending on the recovery time of Ugás and return to training, which could take up to three months.
“It’s very important to come back this year, come back strong so I can make a statement and show that I’m one of the best welterweights in the welterweight division today,” Thurman Jr. said.
Yordenis Ugas, 35 years old and just over a decade in professional boxing after fleeing Cuba in 2010, has a record of 27 wins (12 by knockout) and five losses; against Errol Spence Jr. was the first setback he suffered on the fast track.
For his part, the 33-year-old Keith Thurman Jr. maintains a record of 29 wins (22 by KO) and one loss against Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao in 2019, a rival that Ugás was curiously able to beat last 2021.