“It Could Be”: Manny Pacquiao Says Errol Spence Jr. May Be His Last Fight in Boxing

Published 08/03/2021, 12:52 PM 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 is charged up for his boxing return that will take place this month. He will confront the WBC and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr., in a massive setting on August 21 in Las Vegas. As this fight has already sent shock waves in the fight universe, every hardcore, as well as casual boxing lover, is eager to see them clash. The boxing veteran, Pacquiao (42), has enjoyed a 25-year-long career in the sport, and this fight might be his last.

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Recently, ‘Pacman’ interacted with Supercar Blondie and shed some light on his retirement plans post this fight and more. “It’s hard to say, but it could be. It could be or there are more,” he said.

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Pacquiao last fought in 2019 against Keith Thurman and registered a split decision win to keep himself relevant to the sport. But right after this bout, he took a long layoff. However, as he was keen on testing himself against the best, he took this fight against ‘The Truth’ with open arms.

Now that Pacquiao is totally engrossed in preparations for this fight, he’ll only look ahead to claim a win and prove his mettle. Even if this isn’t his concluding career fight, the Filipino boxing legend would like to go all guns blazing against Spence Jr.

Should Manny Pacquiao continue with his boxing stint even after battling Errol Spence Jr.?

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Manny Pacquiao has hung around the game for a substantial while. And in his boxing run, he’s tested himself against some exuberantly skilled technicians.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

That said, his bout against Spence Jr. will demand more than his usual skills and he will unquestionably bring the same to the table. Also, his ability to fight further depends on his performance in this fight as it’ll help him chalk out his boxing run for the time ahead.

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It’ll be interesting to see how he fares in this bout as it will help him decide what’s next.

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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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