Errol Spence Talks Retirement After Eye Surgery



Errol Spence Talks Retirement After Eye Surgery

The Texas-based boxer Errol Spence had an interesting 2023. This was the year we boxing fans got what we wanted, a Spence versus Terence Crawford clash. The result you recall: Bud put a beating on Spence, and yeah, some wondered if we’d ever see Spence in a ring again.

I didn’t give too much thought to that, though I’d have understood if Errol did choose not to pursue boxing anymore.

On Monday, January 8, the 33 year old Spence posted to social media some news, that he’d had surgery on his eye.

Errol Spence had surgery on his eye

Spence said the procedure went well, and spoke to those opining he’d be smart to walk away

His commentary spurred chatter.

He responded to some of it:

Errol Spence responds to call for him to retire

Interesting, he’s now acknowledging what folks had mostly whispered.

Can we assume that with knowledge comes wisdom in action, and that the 28-1 Spence will walk the straighter, narrower path of hard right against easy wrong, as he seeks to show the world that he can rise up, again?

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