Teofimo Lopez Says Manny Pacquiao Is Not Human, Reacts to His Fight Against Errol Spence Jr.

Published 05/23/2021, 1:55 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)


Teofimo Lopez, who appears to be a fan of Manny Pacquiao, is clearly excited to see him return against Errol Spence Jr. in August. While boxers of his age choose to retire or compete in exhibitions, ‘Pac-Man’ is still looking for the best challenges. Hence, he has opted to fight the unbeaten welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. in a title clash.

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This move has earned him appraisals from the boxing world. In a chat with ES NEWS, ‘Take Over’ gave his opinion on the scheduled bout. He also vowed to be present in the arena when the fight happens.

“He [Manny Pacquiao] is an icon, literally. And taking a chance like that against Errol Spence, who is an unified world champion at the moment at 147. Hey man, he and Vegas, I know everyone is going to be there. I am going to be there. Manny Pacquiao, you are not human. But that’s all god’s blessings,” said Teofimo Lopez.

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Ending over a two-year-long lay-off from the ring, Pacquiao will dream of becoming a world champion again. However, his nearing opponent may not be easy to deal with. The undefeated champion, Spence Jr., has been on a tear in the 147 lbs weight class. So, Pacquiao might be in serious trouble when he steps through the ropes.

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The Filipino promoter was rumored to return against several big names. Starting from a crossover with UFC star Conor McGregor to Terence Crawford and Ryan Garcia, umpteen opponents popped up before ‘Pac-Man’.

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While he seemed interested in facing Crawford, ‘Bud’ apparently didn’t make a move. This prompted Pacquiao to turn his attention towards another unbeaten welterweight champion in ‘The Truth’.

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The welterweight titans will collide on August 21. The winner can possibly land up in a unification showdown against Terence Crawford. That said, it will be an important battle to craft the upcoming future of the 147 lbs roster.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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