VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Begins Intense Training Camp for Errol Spence Jr. Fight

Published 06/14/2021, 9:32 AM EDT
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)


Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers in recent history. The Filipino has collected many titles in eight weight classes. However, he is still chasing more despite being 42. And he has now given fans an insight into the intense training camp for the Errol Spence Jr. fight?

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Spence Jr. and Pacquiao will meet in the ring on August 21. The two superstars could battle it out in a three-belt unification if the WBA re-instate Pacquiao as the champion, as rumors suggest. And now, ‘Pac Man’ has shown how seriously he is taking the bout.

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)

The 62-7-2 boxer took to his social media to post a snippet of his grueling workout. In the video, we see Pacquiao showing his trademark fast hands, speed, and movement. Moreover, we also see the 42-year-old hitting the heavy bags and hitting the pads.

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Although, based on the video, it appears Pacquiao is training in the Philippines. Therefore, he is still not in camp with his trainer and famous boxing coach, Freddie Roach. Thus, fans can only expect his intensity to go higher when he is with Roach.

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Why is Manny Pacquiao training so hard?

The videos showed that despite being in the Philippines, ‘Pac Man’ is taking his training camp seriously. This is even more surprising considering he is 42 and has already achieved everything he can in the sport. Evidently, Pacquiao still had the fighting spirit in him.

In addition to this, the veteran will face one of the biggest tests of his career for his next fight. Although Pacquiao said he is undeterred by ring rust, his two-year absence from the ring will affect him. Furthermore, Spence Jr. is one of the P4P best in the sport right now.

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Therefore, the eight-weight world champion has to bring his best to the ring if he wants to show the world he still has it in him. And based on his training video, Pacquiao is certainly working towards that.

What do you make of this snippet from Manny Pacquiao? Do you think he looks as sharp as ever?

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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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