Danny Garcia Reveals How Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. Can ‘STOP’ Each Other

Published 06/30/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


42-year-old Manny Pacquiao might face the toughest test of his career against the undefeated Errol Spence Jr. on August 21. It will be a fight that holds sheer importance for both men. Meanwhile, Pacquiao and Spence Jr. will relish equal chances in the fight. While several people may favor Spence Jr. to win, the former champion, Danny Garcia, sees it as a ’50-50’ battle.

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Garcia, who had his last fight against Errol Spence Jr., has competed against some of the biggest names in the sport. As he is also one of the many elites, ‘Swift’ revealed how ‘Pac-Man’ and ‘The Truth’ can stop each other inside the ring.

In a chat with FightHype.com. Danny Garcia said, “I think he [Errol Spence Jr.] could stop Pacquiao with a body shot, but I think Pacquiao can stop him too. Yeah, I think it’s a 50-50 fight. I think that fight is not going to the distance. I have said this before in another interview”

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“If the Pac-Man that showed up against Keith Thurman. That’s a dangerous Pacquiao you know. And the Spence that fought Kell Brook can stop Pacquiao.”

As Danny Garcia seems confident about his prediction, the aforementioned fights can be a blueprint for both men. As we walk closer to the upcoming battle, here’s a look back at the past encounters of Pacquiao and Spence Jr.

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Pacquiao vs Thurman was a classic contest, featuring Pacquiao against an undefeated champion, similar to the scenario of this fight against Spence Jr. In 2019, Keith Thurman was confident about retaining his world title. However, ‘Pac-Man’ unleased his aggression in a clinical showdown. Going to the distance, the Filipino legend secured the win via decision and became the WBA welterweight champion.

It came after his sensational win against Adrien Broner in the same year. Although Pacquiao could have defended the belt, the Covid-19 outbreak wrecked all his plans. It even cost him the title as WBA stripped him. Nevertheless, the Senator of the Philippines is back, looking for another shot at the gold.

Well, the Errol Spence Jr. that fought Kell Brook had similar features, maybe with more precision. Akin to Pacquiao vs Thurman, Spence Jr, vs Brook saw both the fighters test each other in 2017. However, ‘The Truth’ stopped Kell Brook with a sensational KO in round 11.

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It was Spence Jr’s first title win, and he grabbed the IBF belt in style. It has been a fairy tale ride for him since then. The American pugilist has defended the belt five times, adding the WBC title to his shoulder as well. As he is now on the brink of facing Pacquiao, we can expect to see ‘The Truth’ in his best version.

Who do you think will win?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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