Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. are set for their welterweight bout on August 21, 2021. Recently, the kick-off press conference for this intriguing clash took place. So, let's take a look at some of the best highlights from Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr.'s kick-off press conference.
In the press conference, Pacquiao said that he wanted to have a good fight for the fans. Hence, he chose a tough opponent like Spence, who is undefeated (27-0) and the current WBC and IBF welterweight champion.
The interviewer asked Spence whether Floyd Mayweather has reached out to him to give him tips? On this question, Pacquiao said that Spence doesn't need advice from Mayweather because he believes that Spence is better than Mayweather.
Pacquaio says that when he was young, he was able to recover overnight. However, now 42, Pacquiao says that he can't push every day as he used to at a young age because now his body takes more time to recover.
Pacquiao says that Spence is one of the biggest challenges but not the biggest challenge itself as he has fought several elite boxers such as Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, and more.
Spence says that he can finish Pacquiao. However, he also said that only focusing on the KO might make him sloppy. Hence, he will fight Pacquaio at his own pace.