“He’s Not the Biggest Puncher” – Danny Garcia on Errol Spence Jr.

Published 06/30/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring fights against 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)


The modern boxing era’s welterweight division is stacked with undefeated and highly skilled technicians. Out of all of those, Errol Spence Jr. has made a place of his own and he’s going supremely strong with his current momentum in the same. Moreover, the undefeated boxer is now all charged up to face the boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao, on August 21.

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Ahead of that, Spence Jr.’s last opponent, Danny Garcia, opened up on the former’s prowess and compared him to Keith Thurman.

Speaking to FightHype, he said, “He’s not the biggest puncher though, but he’s there physically. Thurman is hard to hit. Really, Thurman punches harder than him. Thurman has more that, that thump, Spence has that, he’ll break you down.”

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Garcia fought Errol Spence Jr. in December 2020. This was the latter’s title defense fight, wherein he showcased his magnetic aura and dominated ‘Swift’ for 12-rounds.

Danny Garcia has faced both Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman. That’s predominantly why he came up with the above comparisons. These comments are vital as ‘The Truth’, who will battle out The Filippino Senator in a few months from now, will look to use Garcia‘s comments to help him improve on his weaknesses.

The veteran, Pacquiao, will make his return to the ring after a considerable hiatus. Despite that, he remains one of the most dangerous boxers at present. He will present a threat to ‘The Truth’s unbeaten record. Furthermore, he will look to preserve his legacy.

Errol Spence Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao – A fight for the legacy

Until now, Errol Spence Jr. has traded blows with countless talented pugilists. However, he hasn’t faced someone as elite as ‘Pacman’.

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That said, for him, this fight will be for more than the belts. A win here will undoubtedly help ‘The Truth’ signify his legacy for many more years to come.

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On the other hand, Pacquiao, who is in the final years of his career, will look to claim a win in this clash. Beating a young gun of ‘The Truth’s level will see the veteran become a world champion once more.

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Hence, this high-stakes contest is one of the most thrilling boxing battles of 2021. And it’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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