‘He Is a Better Fighter than Mayweather’: Manny Pacquiao Reacts to Floyd Mayweather Offering Help to Errol Spence Jr.

Published 07/12/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao will enter the ring against Errol Spence Jr. on August 21 in a multi-title welterweight showdown. The bout will see him test himself against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the era. However, Pacquiao isn’t new to those challenges. The only ever-eight-division champion, ‘Pac-Man’, has competed against some of the best boxers, including Floyd Mayweather.

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That said, Mayweather offered to help Errol Spence Jr. in his preparations for the fight. As ‘Money’ had already beaten Pacquiao in 2015, he might unveil a few blueprints for success for ‘The Truth’. However, Pacquiao doesn’t look bothered ahead of his WBC, IBF, and Ring fight.

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In the first official press conference, Manny Pacquiao reacted to Mayweather’s offer to Spence Jr. and said, “Errol Spence doesn’t need to have advice from Mayweather because I believe Errol is better than Mayweather. He is a better fighter than Mayweather. I think he will teach Mayweather how to fight top-to-toe.”

44-year-old Floyd Mayweather is no longer an active professional boxer. However, he continues to spin some wheels around. A few weeks back, he returned to action against Logan Paul in an exhibition and amassed over $100 million in one night, reportedly. But ‘TBE’ couldn’t score a win that night and had to depart with a draw.

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The outcome didn’t put a scratch on his pro career. However, boxing fans severely criticized Floyd Mayweather. A similar trend has continued as Pacquiao demeaned his former rival.

Can Manny Pacquiao beat Errol Spence Jr.?

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The 42-year-old, Manny Pacquiao, will put a quell on his long hiatus from action to take on an undefeated champion in Spence Jr. Hence, it will not be an easy task for the Filipino legend. However, Pacquiao’s experience and skills will hand him several advantages over ‘The Truth’. Furthermore, a win will see him become a world champion once more.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Hence, it can work as fuel to Manny Pacquiao’s urge to win. Meanwhile, Errol Spence Jr. is a southpaw puncher which would favor him in the bout. In going up against an orthodox Pacquiao, ‘The Truth’ can use his physical advantages to the fullest and put down his opponent. Thus, it leaves several possibilities open to the fight. Hence, fans can expect an exciting encounter.

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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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