“I Don’t See Him Coming Back Anytime Soon or Ever”- Errol Spence Jr. Plans to Retire Manny Pacquiao

Published 08/05/2021, 12:50 AM EDT
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)


Errol Spence Jr. isn’t intimidated by the fact that he will face an all-time great Manny Pacquiao on August 21 for three world titles. Despite Pacquiao’s illustrious reputation in the sport, ‘The Truth’ claims that he will end his Filipino rival’s boxing career.

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Standing a few weeks away from the clash, Errol Spence Jr. seems ready for the career-defining matchup. That said, he gave more than one reason to validate his claim that this fight will be Manny Pacquiao’s last appearance. PBC on FOX posted a clip on social media where the WBC/IBF champion shared views on his upcoming opponent.

Errol Spence Jr. said, “I think he’ll retire after this fight. I mean, he has a lot of obligations in the Philippines. Knowing what I can do and knowing what I want to do, I don’t see him [Pacquiao] coming back anytime soon or ever.”

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In his last appearance in December 2020, Spence Jr. vanquished Danny Garcia to retain his championships. However, as the American boxer had returned from a life-threatening car accident, he didn’t appear to be at his peak.

While it has been over six months since his comeback, Spence Jr. now looks sharp at the gym. The undefeated world champion, who appears to have regained his lost attributes, can bring a tough challenge to Manny Pacquiao.

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Nevertheless, all these features don’t curb Manny Pacquiao‘s legitimate chances of winning the showdown. Coming with all his experience and skills, ‘Pac-Man’ will arguably provide stern competition to ‘The Truth’.

Errol Spence Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao- The Clash of Titans

Starting from size, age, and activeness, Spence Jr. will dwarf Pacquaio under umpteen parameters. Meanwhile, Pacquaio’s impeccable skills, fight IQ, and experience will back him up thoroughly. Though Spence Jr’s southpaw stance can play a pivotal role.

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As Pacquiao hasn’t faced an elite-level southpaw in several years, ‘The Truth’ can offer an uncanny action inside the ring. This points towards a possible 50-50 clash, which can be sheerly intriguing to watch for the fans.

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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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