VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Shows Technical Footwork and Power Ahead of Facing Errol Spence Jr.

Published 07/14/2021, 11:30 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)


The eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao, still possesses the cracking pace that can stop any man inside the boxing ring. Even at 42 ‘Pac-Man’ doesn’t look to have slowed down. Although he might have passed his prime, Pacquiao is still looking like he can present trouble to several fighters from the modern era.

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However, his upcoming rival, Errol Spence Jr., is one opponent who can negate any potential threat thwart him. But, ‘The Truth’s accolades and undefeated run aren’t enough to make fans write Manny Pacquiao off. As we walk closer to the fight date, Pacquiao continues to flex his current condition on social media.

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Pacquiao’s recent social media post showed him training at the gym. The alluring video displayed the former champion’s speed, footwork, and power- all of which will play a significant role in the fight against Errol Spence Jr. Meanwhile, the brief social media clip can also be a subtle message for the undefeated welterweight champion, ‘The Truth’.

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Interestingly, the fight doesn’t seem to have infused bad blood amongst the contenders. Both Spence Jr. and Pacquiao have been respectful towards each other, citing a professional and tactical contest between them. While the fight holds sheer importance for Errol Spence Jr’s legacy, it is equally beneficial for Manny Pacquiao.

Apart from a lucrative payday, a win against Spence Jr. would also bring an enormous spotlight on the great Manny Pacquiao and make a three-belt champion in the 147 lbs roster.

Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr.- The Clash of The Titans

The welterweight title fight will see three belts- Errol Spence Jr’s WBC, IBF, and the vacant Ring strap, up for grabs. Hence, the winner will depart with the tag of being the best welterweight boxer in the world. Besides, the career-defining collision will craft both men’s paths from that point.

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Although Manny Pacquiao should retire at this age, a win against ‘The Truth’ can keep him in action. Simultaneously, Errol Spence Jr. will also look back at his career and use the win over ‘Pac-Man’ to secure a bout against Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford.

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While the best often avoids the best, Pacquiao and Spence Jr. are setting an outstanding example to the sport of boxing. Who do you see winning? Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao?

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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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