‘He’s Going to Be in Trouble’ – Errol Spence Jr. Warns Manny Pacquiao

Published 06/05/2021, 5:30 AM CDT
FRISCO, TX – JUNE 16: Errol Spence Jr. knocks out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


The Errol Spence Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight has certainly surprised the boxing world. The legendary Pacquiao will come back from a two-year hiatus to face one of the best P4P boxers in the sport right now. And ahead of their bout, ‘The Truth’ has sent a stern warning to ‘Pac Man.’

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Spence and Pacquiao announced they would face each other on August 21. While all the attention has been on the 42-year-old, the unified champion also has to answer questions of his own. However, the American has now said he is undeterred by Pacquiao and his comments.

GENERAL SANTOS, PHILIPPINES – MARCH 04: Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session on March 4, 2014 in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao will fight for WBO welterweight championship rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

The 27-0 boxer spoke to Barbershop Conversations on YouTube and addressed his last bout. He said, “I say I was probably about 80… 75-80% against Danny Garcia. Yeah, I wasn’t right against Danny.” 

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Thus, this comment showed that his performance against Garcia was nowhere near his best.

The Truth’ then said, “I’m going to expect the same Manny Pacquiao that we get every time, you know. He’ll come to fight, and I’m definitely coming to fight. And I’ll be a lot stronger and physically better than my previous fight.” He then added, “Because, if he’s looking at last fight thinking there’s signs of weakness than he’s going to be in trouble.”

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Why is Errol Spence Jr. reminding Manny Pacquiao of his skills?

Spence Jr.’s statements showed that he is confident in his ability. These words came because Pacquiao said he has more power and speed than the American, and thus, took the fight with no worry.

However, Spence Jr.’s last bout against Danny Garcia was his first professional bout after a dangerous car crash. Despite that, the undefeated champion went out and put on a clinical performance to get the unanimous decision victory.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Jack Reiss in in the ring with Erroll Spence Jr. after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Moreover, Spence Jr. has knocked out Chris Algieri, who ‘Pac Man’ failed to knock out. Thus, it is no surprise that the American thinks he has more power. Hence, ‘The Truth’ has seemingly warned Pacquiao not to look at his last fight, but to look at his entire resume.

What do you make of these comments from Errol Spence Jr.? Do you think he was not at a hundred percent in his bout against Danny Garcia?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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