Manny Pacquiao Still Has the Fire to Return in 2021 – Confirms Sean Gibbons

Published 12/07/2020, 1:25 AM EST
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)


Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao still has the fire in him to get in the ring. This is according to his manager, Sean Gibbons. The current WBA welterweight champion hit headlines in his home country again, after rumors circulated that he could become the next prime minister.

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However, after the successful return of Errol Spence Jr, it seems that Manny Pacquiao would still like to get into the ring.

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)

Despite being 41-years-old, the “Pac Man” has not slowed down. Furthermore, the Filipino has never shied away from fighting the best. Spence Jr made a big statement on his comeback to the sport after more than a year off. The unified champion defeating Danny Garcia via a unanimous decision. This was a victory that even impressed the Filipino star.

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His manager Sean Gibbons spoke to Kevin Iole of Yahoo sports; and said that the WBA champion would be interested to fight the current unified champion. What’s more interesting is that he claims Pacquiao still has the fire in him to fight. This is welcome news for fans of the sport who would have thought politics could force Manny Pacquiao into retirement.

READ: Manny Pacquiao, Claressa Shields, and More React to Errol Spence Jr.’s Dominant Win Over Danny Garcia

Can the Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr fight actually happen?

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Ever since Errol Spence Jr beat Danny Garcia, the talk has only been on a potential fight with Terence Crawford. The two have their history of trash-talking each other, and it has been the only question people want to know. However, in his post-fight interview, Spence Jr did say he wants to become an undisputed champion in a year or two.

Therefore, in order to become the undisputed champion of the world, Spence Jr will have to capture all the welterweight belts. Manny Pacquiao holds the WBA belt at the moment. So a fight between the two is inevitable. Furthermore, it would also make a great spectacle for the fans.

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In fact, this fight could be easier to make than the Crawford fight. Would you like to see Manny Pacquiao and Spence Jr duke it out in 2021?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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