Manny Pacquiao Sends a Message to Errol Spence Jr.

Published 08/11/2021, 7:32 AM EDT
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)


The boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao, was all charged up to take on Errol Spence Jr. in a massive title fight on August 21. However, as the latter suffered a retinal eye tear in his training camp, he was forced to pull out of the fight. The news staggered the entire boxing universe, as ‘Pacman’s bout with Spence Jr. was special in its own way.

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‘The Truth’, in his short yet sublime run, had never faced someone as experienced as Pacquiao. Whereas, the latter in his gigantic stint, never locked horns with a welterweight on Spence Jr.’s level.

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Now, as this contest is off, everyone is just hoping to see Spence Jr. recover well and quickly. The Filipino Senator, alongside a million fans, took it to his Twitter to roll out some words of encouragement for ‘The Truth’.

I pray for a full and complete recovery for @ErrolSpenceJr,” he wrote. 

Pacquiao is the most humble boxing star at present. Regardless of the beef or his feud with his opponents, Pacquiao always puts it aside if needed. That said, despite fuming over ‘The Truth’ for his pullout from this fight, the Filipino boxing legend only wished him good health and recovery.

Now, Pacquiao will now lock horns with the WBA welterweight super champ, Yordenis Ugas on August 21.

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Can Manny Pacquiao put on a show against Yordenis Ugas?

‘Pacman’ took his last fight in 2019 and remained inactive throughout 2020. However, in his fresh training sessions, the 42-year-old showed tremendous improvements, making it seem like he was fighting regularly.

GENERAL SANTOS, PHILIPPINES – MARCH 04: Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session on March 4, 2014 in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao will fight for WBO welterweight championship rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

As he needs to win to ascend to the top at welterweight, the legend will look to bring in his best against Ugas. With that goal in mind, the Filipino Senator will undoubtedly put on a show in Las Vegas. What do you expect out of Pacquiao against Ugas?

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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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