Manny Pacquiao Draws Inspiration From Muhammad Ali Ahead of His Next Fight

Published 07/16/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


The modern-era boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao, is all set to make his charismatic ring return this year. He will enter a massive tussle with the welterweight sensation Errol Spence Jr. on August 21st. Although there have been countless welterweight fights that have shaken the boxing fraternity to the core, the Pacquiao vs Spence Jr. fight holds a different significance altogether as it will see a wily veteran take on a dominant force.

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In this high-class 12-round war, ‘Pacman’ will walk in with a world of experience. Whereas, Spence Jr. will come in with a young boxing aura and a stringent game plan.

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The Filipino Senator has kicked off his preparations in full swing and he’s ready to roar already. Recently, he shared a famous quote from boxing icon Muhammad Ali.

“I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali” wrote Pacquiao on Instagram.

Pacquiao knows the hype and attention his fight with Errol Spence Jr. carries. Hence, he’s putting in the work of his life to prepare for the same. In fact, he’s also roped in the prime boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, to help him train.

The 42-year-old last stepped inside the squared circle a couple of years back. After almost two years away, he was looking to make his return alongside a strong contender. And ‘Pacman’ will finally fulfill his wish regarding the same on August 21.

Manny Pacquiao is ready to turn the tide in his favor against Errol Spence Jr.

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Ever since this fight’s announcement, the boxing veteran has left no stones unturned in giving his sheer best in the gym. As he is undoubtedly in the final strides of his boxing run, Pacquiao wants to register himself in the history books prior to leaving the sport for good.

That said, he is hungry to get that welterweight strap once again and derail the buzz created around ‘The Truth’. Considering the same, it’ll be interesting to see he approaches his fight with the American boxer.

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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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