“It’s Career Threatening!”: Eddie Hearn Reacts to Errol Spence Jr.’s Retinal Tear

Published 08/13/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)


A couple of days back, the news of Errol Spence Jr. suffering a dreadful eye injury shook every boxing lover to the core. The WBC and IBF welterweight champ was all set to defend his titles against the boxing icon Manny Pacquiao on August 21. Unfortunately, because of his retinal tear, Spence Jr. had to withdraw from this fight.

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Recently, the Matchroom boss, Eddie Hearn, expressed his views on ‘The Truth’s injury.

Speaking exclusively to iFL TV, he said, “Terrible injury. You know, I thought, I didn’t know when he came back from his accident. I worried about his eye because I think he, I don’t know if it’s the same or whatever or that’s even related.”

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“But really bad, I mean I don’t say, you can say career well, I think it’s career-threatening, that kind of injury. Doesn’t mean his career is over but its career-threatening.”

‘The Truth’, prior to his last fight against Danny Garcia, met with a horrific car crash. Subsequently, he spent considerable time on his recovery and eventually re-entered the ring to showcase his love for boxing. That said, in his fight against Garcia, Spence Jr. looked completely fine, and it seemed as if he had never met with an accident.

Now, something similar has taken place yet again. The magnitude of this eye injury, too, is similar to his car accident injuries. Despite this setback, the champ will once again look to defy all the odds and return as though he had never gotten injured.

Can Errol Spence Jr. make an electrifying come back again?

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As the undefeated Spence Jr. has been in a situation like this before, he knows how to handle the same.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Accordingly, rather than panicking, he will be eager to fully recover first and then turn around things for his own good. He holds two major titles in the 147-pound frame and he knows his responsibilities as a champion.

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That said, the fans might get to see ‘The Truth’ inside the ring pretty soon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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