Professional boxer Errol Spence Jr. has recently undergone cataract surgery, which he claims was the reason for his poor performance in his recent fight against Terence Crawford.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Spence expressed frustration and disappointment with his performance in the highly anticipated fight, saying, “I couldn’t see out of my left eye. I was getting hit with shots that I never get hit with.”
Spence, who is known for his impeccable boxing skills, suffered a unanimous decision loss against Crawford, with many fans and critics questioning his lackluster performance. However, the 31-year-old has now revealed that he had been struggling with cataracts, which significantly affected his vision in the ring.
“Why you think I got hit with so many jabs? I ain’t never been hit with that many jabs in my life,” Spence said, emphasizing the impact of his impaired eyesight on his ability to dodge and counter his opponent’s attacks.
Following the surgery to remove the cataract in his left eye, Spence is confident that he will be back in top form and ready to take on his next opponent. “I’m going to get back and I’m going to be 100 percent. I know that for sure,” he stated.
The revelation of Spence’s eye condition sheds new light on his defeat to Crawford and serves as a reminder of the physical toll boxing takes on its athletes. With the surgery behind him, Spence is optimistic about his future in the sport and is determined to regain his status as one of the top fighters in the world.