Manny Pacquiao teases fans with new trailer for Errol Spence mega-bout

Published June 6, 2021, 12:27 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Manny Pacquiao continues to tease boxing fans anew by posting another trailer video ahead of his mega-bout with unified WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on August 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Unified WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (left) and WBA’s “champion in recess” Manny Pacquiao. (AFP)

Taking it to social media, Pacquiao dropped a clip that lasted for a minute and 25 seconds, featuring their previous bouts and highlights throughout their career.

The introduction also shows the fighting senator hinting at a possible match with Spence back in March 2019, when the undefeated American scored a unanimous decision against Mikey Garcia.

“Yeah, why not? We’ll give the fans a good fight,” said Pacquiao two years ago.

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Pacquiao, however, resorted to another opponent in Keith Thurman two months later and eventually won via UD to capture the super WBA welterweight belt and improve to a 62-7-2 record on top of 39 knockouts.

With the final venue yet to be announced, the much-awaited showdown finally materialized with a pay-per-view showing on Fox Sports together with Premier Boxing Champions. PBC on Fox also left a couple of fire emojis on Pacquiao’s post.

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The 42-year-old Pacquiao, who got stripped of his super WBA welterweight belt and was declared “champion in recess” due to his inactivity, shared another clip showing his training in his Forbes Park mansion a couple of days ago.

Spence, for his part, said he’s “sharp as a tack” and admitted that he was “probably about 75 to 80 percent” against Danny Garcia in December last year.

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“I’m going to expect the same Manny Pacquiao we get every time. I’ll be a lot stronger and physically better than my previous fight,” Spence, 31, told the Barbershop Conversations.

It would be recalled that Spence, who is unbeaten in 27 matches with 21 KOs, survived a fatal car crash in October 2019.

“If he’s looking at the last fight thinking there [are] signs of weakness, then he’s going to be in trouble.”

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