Eight division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is only a few weeks away from his high-stakes battle against WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence. (Photo by Ryan Hafey)
The fight will be on Saturday, Jan.
Pacquiao, 42, is returning from a two-year hiatus – his last fight took place in July 2019 when he took a twelve-round split decision win against undefeated Keith Thurman to win the WBA welterweight belt.
As in his last fight, Pacquiao promises to turn back the clock for the younger Spence.
The Unified Champion is taller, highly skilled, and considered one of the best boxers in the world.
Because of these factors, odds makers have classified Pacquiao as an underdog, which further motivates his deep desire to prove that he is still a fighter of the highest caliber.
“I expect a good fight. Spence is an aggressive fighter and I know we can create a lot of action in the ring for all of the fans watching. I have many advantages in this fight. My speed and strength as well as my strategy and experience are all advantages for me. It’s been two years since I was in the ring and it was good for me to have that calm. It has helped my body and mind a lot. This time I’m as excited as ever and feeling young again, “said Pacquiao.
“I could have fought several easy opponents. I picked the best opponent because I want to add more to my legacy and accomplishments. I have to prove that I’m not done yet. We have a strategy that we can use against a southpaw. He wants to fight from head to toe and that will be to my advantage. We are prepared for anything. If he wants to use his range advantage instead, we are ready. “