Manny Pacquiao is a veteran of the sport and is considered amongst the finest to step inside the squared circle. He has fought several big-wigs of the sport and emerged victorious too. Even at 42-years-old, Pacquiao exhibits a skillset that can overpower young and sturdy pugilists.
Despite being a big name in the sport and welterweight division, ‘Pacman’ hasn’t fought the unified champion Errol Spence Jr.
However, the Filippino’s strength and conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, believes if the duo ever collides, it’ll be Pacquiao who’ll get his hand raised after a 12-round war.
“He’s still the No1 guy, and he has been the champion for the last 18 years, that in itself is a phenomenal f***ing feat as an athlete in the sport.”
Fortune felt Spence Jr. isn’t the same fighter he was after the car crash incident in 2019. This is predominantly why he feels ‘Pacman’ will dispatch the American in every department, even after being 42.
He also asserted that ‘Pacman’ uses many angles in a fight. And Spence Jr. will have to fight at least thrice to stand out against the Filippino Senator.
Manny Pacquiao didn’t compete for the whole of 2020, and he’s charged up for his 2021 return. He is speculated to take on the internet sensation Ryan Garcia. However, no official news surrounding the same has been revealed yet.
On the flip side, Errol Spence Jr. was supposed to take on the biggest fight of his life in the form of Terence Crawford. But the fight isn’t staged yet, and there are no possibilities of the same getting scheduled for early 2021.
Even though the duo has no opponents lined up for their next fights, a fight between them doesn’t seem to be on the cards. Moreover, their promotions haven’t interacted on the same.
Despite this, it’ll be interesting to see how things play out in the next few months for both of them.
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