Manny Pacquiao Reveals What A Win Over Errol Spence Jr. Does For Him

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has unveiled what he believes a victory over Errol Spence Jr. would do for him.

Pacquiao is set to challenge Spence for the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles on Aug. 21. The action will be held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be Pacquiao’s first fight since July 2019.

Spence is in his prime with a perfect pro boxing record of 27-0. With that said, one can’t rule out the 42-year-old Pacquiao, especially after his WBA Title win over Keith Thurman two years ago.

During an interview with The Sun, Pacquiao said he’s ready to prove that he still belongs inside the ring with elite competition (h/t BoxingScene.com).

“I got a lot of satisfaction beating Matthysse, Broner, and Thurman in a 12-month period, becoming the oldest man to win a welterweight title. Beating Errol Spence would be very special to me for all the obvious reasons and could elevate me into the discussion of being among the all-time greats in the sport. We have a lot of hard work left to do first for that to happen.โ€

“To be at your best takes hard work. I want to win and show everyone I can still compete at the highest level. Errol Spence is not just one of the best welterweights, he is one of the best fighters. He is young, undefeated, and a world champion. He also wants to knock my head off. That is all the motivation I need.โ€

Manny Pacquiao is a future Hall of Famer. He’s faced some of the most recognizable names in boxing. These names include Floyd Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Shane Mosley, and Oscar De La Hoya to name a few.

Spence has been leading the current generation at welterweight along with Terence Crawford. Spence has beaten the likes of Kell Brook, Danny Garcia, and Mikey Garcia.