Manny Pacquiao’s Coach Feels Errol Spence Jr. Won’t Take Floyd Mayweather’s Advise Seriously

Published 07/11/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Next month, Manny Pacquiao will take on one of the toughest fights of his boxing career against Errol Spence Jr. This will be ‘Pacman’s first fight in two years and it has unquestionably generated massive buzz around itself. Moreover, not just the fans, but boxing bigwigs like Floyd Mayweather are already intrigued to watch this contest unfold.

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In fact, ‘Money’ even offered to help Spence Jr. tackle Pacquiao. But the latter’s coach, Justin Fortune, feels ‘The Truth’ won’t really take Mayweather’s tips seriously.

Speaking to FightHype, he said, ”I don’t think Errol’s gonna take Floyd very seriously. They fought five years ago. It was five years or four years ago. I mean, it was this s***. The man’s shoulder was half torn off. So again, Floyd wanted to fight Manny. You know rematch offers were put out there and there was no takers.”

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‘Pacman’ and Mayweather went all out against each other in their prime in 2015. ‘Pretty Boy’, who was an unquestionable favorite in this fight, fared the way fans expected him to.

Despite losing, the Filippino Senator had immense moments in the ring, wherein he caught Mayweather with his thunderous left hands. However, as the American boxer’s movements were too quick, he dodged the heat coming off Pacquiao‘s hands.

Subsequently, ‘Pacman’ improved his skill sets and strengthened his resume. He will look to do so again against Spence Jr. on August 21.

Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr. – What can the fans expect?

The veteran, Pacquiao, will bring in over 25-years of professional experience to his 12-round boxing bout against Spence Jr. On the other hand, the undefeated champion, ‘The Truth’, will bring in his slick fight IQ to the ring.

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That said, a fight between these two will be one of the most iconic tussles in boxing as both of them are eager to pull off a thriller. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see who claims a win in this epic encounter and gets his hand raised.

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What do you think? Who will leave with all three belts?

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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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