VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Immerses Himself in Grilling Sprinting Sessions

Published 07/20/2021, 4:30 PM 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 all set to make his highly anticipated return to the squared circle against Errol Spence Jr. The pair will fight for Spence Jr.’s welterweight title defense on August 21. This fight is unusual in its own way and it has already sent shock waves in the entire combat sports fraternity.

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This bout is one of the most intriguing fights in veteran Pacquiao’s career. And accordingly, he’s put himself in preparations for the same. Recently, ES News released a string of videos of The Filippino Senator, wherein he’s seen putting himself in some rugged sprinting sessions.

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These videos have been doing rounds on social media, and everyone is applauding ‘Pacman’ for his paramount fitness levels.

He knows the amount of hype and attention his contest with Errol Spence Jr. carries. And citing that, Pacquiao is already crossing boundaries with his recent workouts and training regimes.

The last time ‘Pacman’ made a ring appearance was in July 2019 against Keith Thurman. Being a favorite in this epic encounter, The Filippino Senator went all out against Thurman. He kept the latter on his toes for full 12-rounds and eventually ended up on the winning vertical.

But after that fight, he abruptly went out of action and developed a certain amount of ring rust. However, the southpaw was eager to test himself against the best at the 147-pound landscape and that’s how he cracked up a 12-round war against Spence Jr.

Pacquiao’s sole attention now is to vanquish ‘The Truth’, thus solidify his place at this weight class again.

Can Manny Pacquiao really smother Errol Spence Jr.?

Pacquiao has hung around the game for almost three decades and in his vast career span, he’s faced, countless bigwigs.

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That said, he’ll truly welcome this opportunity to fight Spence Jr. which subsequently will bring him immense accolades.

However, he’ll have to dig in real deep to be able to beat someone as elite as ‘The Truth’. That said, the world will have its attention on how the 42-year-old turns the tide in his favor on August 21.

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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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