WATCH: Errol Spence Jr. Receives a Hammering in His Recent Sparring Session, Is He Ready for Manny Pacquiao?

Published 07/30/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring fights against Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


On August 21, the WBC and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr. will take on the most experienced opponent of his career. The 147-pound sensation will battle out Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round war for his title defense. This fight is one of the most eye-catchy and perhaps the most important fights of Spence Jr.’s career. More than the belts, this bout will shape his legacy.

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Accordingly, Spence Jr. has put himself through some grilling boxing training and sparring sessions to prepare for this fight. But recently, Boxing Physique released a video on its YouTube channel. In this video, ‘The Truth’ received a battering in his sparring session.

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As soon as it got released, this video attracted every boxing lover’s attention. This may have been because Spence Jr. being on the receiving end of constant assaults coming from his sparring partner, was shocking.

The above video definitely showcased a fleck in Spence Jr.’s game. And this might subsequently help The Filippino Senator gain an edge over Spence Jr. in their August 21 bout.

However, getting vanquished in a sparring session isn’t new to pro-boxers. The entire ball game of sparring is to take necessary notes about one’s weaknesses so as to know where to improve. That said, the 31-year-old too would like to pen his pros and cons and improve himself with time.

Keith Thurman gave an honest reaction to Errol Spence Jr. and his sparring session

In a chat with FightHype, Thurman said, “They should have pulled it down.”

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“Little Pac Jr was jumping in putting hands on him and that didn’t look good to the people, especially me, who is rooting for Errol to take out the old with the new.”

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 11: Errol Spence Jr. celebrates his victory against Chris van Heerden during their Premier Boxing Champions bout at the Ricoh Coliseum on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

“It is what it is. But because of that, it doesn’t sit right for me, and I want EJ to win the fight.” (h/t Boxing Insider)

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With Thurman’s above comments, it’s clear that he was completely taken aback after watching Spence Jr.’s video. Furthermore, the world will be now keen to see how ‘The Truth’ resurrects his position and respect against Pacquiao. What do you make of the above story?

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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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