Errol Spence Jr on Pacquiao: "I want to retire him"
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August 21 is approaching and the fight between Errol Spence Jr. (27-0-0, 21 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs). After some problems with promotional houses and management agencies, it seems the fight should be held. Slightly more than 11 years younger, Spence is younger than his opponent from the Philippines, and the undefeated American plans to remain undefeated even after the fight against "Pacman", and he believes that the 42-year-old Filipino will retire after their showdown.
"I want to retire him, but I appreciate him because he accepted this fight and showed that he is a real fighter. He could have chosen Joe Blow (a term used to describe the average person, op.a.) or someone like that, perhaps an MMA fighter to get a good charge." "Instead, he opted for the toughest challenge in the category, '' Spence told Morning Kombat, then described how he currently sees the 2017 win against Kelly Brook as the biggest of his career.
'' I think the fight against Kelly Brook was more important to me. If I hadn’t won that fight, I would still be here, but the road would have been a lot harder." "That win solidified my reputation, and it was my first title fight (IBF).
I went to his country (UK) and stopped him in the title fight, and he was probably the best welterweight in the world at the time. I think this is the biggest fight in my career, '' Errol recalled the knockout in the 11th round of the fight against Briton Brook.
Errol Spence currently owns the WBC and IBF welterweight belts. If he beats Pacman, he will also win The Ring's welterweight belt. Spence’s last appearance took place in December 2020, when he defeated Danny Garcia by a unanimous decision.
Manny Pacquiao on the other hand has not fought since the July 2019 win and win by split referee decision against Keith Thurman. The Filipino showed in that fight that he can still deal with the best, but more than two years have passed since that performance and the question is how much the legendary Manny will be able to match a fantastic boxer like Spence who with all his skills is 11 years younger and probably enjoys the best days of his career.
Yet we know who Pacquiao is and we are aware of his skills and the strength he possesses. Experience will also be very important in this fight, so no outcome should surprise us