“I Think It’s a Tremendous Fight” – Leonard Ellerbe Talks About Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr. Fight

Published 07/07/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


There are countless boxing bouts aligned which can send the fans into a frenzy. The Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr. fight is one such high-voltage encounter on that list that has already sent shock waves in the fight universe.

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Not just the fans, but some notable boxing personalities have expressed their interest to watch this contest. Recently, Mayweather Promotions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe, spoke to Fight Hub TV about this bout.

“I think it’s a tremendous fight. I know it’s a fight that Errol has wanted and you gotta commend Manny Pacquiao at 42 years old, stepping up to the play and taking on a tremendous challenge like that. It should be a very, very good fight,” he said.

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‘Pacman’ has been the obvious center of attraction in this fight. This is because he didn’t compete for the whole of 2020 and abruptly got aligned to face the welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr.

This fight is not only important for Pacquiao to strengthen his boxing resume, but also his legacy. On the other hand, this 12-round war holds mammoth importance in Spence Jr.’s life, too, because prior to this, he’s faced no one of Pacquiao’s level. Hence, it will be his sternest test yet.

Many fans and fighters have already distinguished themselves by picking their favorites from this clash. And on August 21, the world will be glued to its TV screens to see who among the two gets his hand raised.

Will it be the concluding fight for Manny Pacquiao?

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The Filippino Senator is a veteran of the sport in a genuine sense as he remained in the game for almost three decades. His hunger still seems to be like a 20-year-old. But on the other hand, he is undoubtedly in the twilight of his career.

LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is shown with a cut above his right eye inflicted by Erik Morales of Mexico during the World Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 19, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Morales of Mexico won 15-13 over Pacquiao by unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Although ‘Pacman’ has booked a fight against Spence Jr., he still hasn’t revealed whether this will be his last fight in boxing. Also, no one from his team has revealed any news piece on the same. Hence, it’ll be intriguing to see what ‘Pacman’ decides after his fight with ‘The Truth’.

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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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