‘F*** Everyone Up’: Mike Tyson Gives His Prediction for Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr.

Published 06/14/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Akin to the boxing fans, Mike Tyson seems excited to see one of his favorites, Manny Pacquiao return against Errol Spence Jr. for a title clash on August 21. After almost two years of inactivity, ‘Pac-Man’ will face a considerable challenge against the undefeated Spence Jr. Meanwhile, the matchup has already split the boxing universe into two halves as both elites will have enough support in their corner.

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‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ has seemed to back Manny Pacquiao in the mix. During a shoot for his podcast with Badou Jack, ‘Iron Mike’ predicted the welterweight showdown.

Tyson said, “It’s going to be a good fight. I think Pacquiao, he beat Keith Thurman.”

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“You have that move, that f*** everyone up.”

Badou Jack pointed at the features that put Errol Spence Jr in a similar bracket with ‘Pac-Man’. ‘The Truth’ would seemingly bring much more to the table than Keith Thurman, and Pacquiao would have to continue fighting hard. Furthermore, the welterweight world titles would be up for grab, which can further intensify the clash.

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Both men have the right tools to dismantle each other. Pacquiao has the speed, power, experience, and fight IQ. Meanwhile, Errol Spence Jr. has the power, IQ, activity, youth, and sheer footwork. Hence, both southpaws are expected to deliver a thriller once they enter the squared circle.

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The 12-rounds headliner will take place on August 21, and both the boxers have a fair amount of time onboard. Hence, they can analyze and prepare well for the fight. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao has already shared clips of his training and he looks to don perfect shape. Despite his age, the 42-year-old can still be present trouble to many boxers in the 147 lbs division.

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Adding to that, Errol Spence Jr. 27-0 has claimed that he wasn’t at his best against Garcia. The champion returned from a horrific car accident and outworked ‘Swift’ to retain his titles last year.

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As Spence Jr is now fully back in rhythm, Manny Pacquiao can fall prey to ‘The Truth’. The fight can see several possible outcomes, citing a fun event for fans all over the world.

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Who do you see winning? Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr.?

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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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