Manny Pacquiao isn’t concerned about the possibility of Floyd Mayweather helping Errol Spence with his ongoing training camp prep. (Photo by Ryan Hafey)
Pacquiao will challenge Spence for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 21st.
Pacquiao, 42, will be on a two-year hiatus, his last ring appearance being in July 2019 – when he clinched a twelve-round split decision win over Keith Thurman to win the WBA title for £ 147.
Back in May 2015, Mayweather won a twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao in what is still the most lucrative pay-per-view event in history.
In a recent interview, Mayweather expressed an interest in helping Spence prepare for the upcoming defense.
Pacquiao has no concerns about this scenario, however, and beat Mayweather at an exhibition in June for fighting Youtube star Logan Paul.
“I don’t think Floyd can help Errol Spence. Errol Spence knows what he’s doing, “Pacquiao said during his recent open practice, according to The Mirror.
“He fights with a YouTuber just to make money. And I fight the best to expand my legacy, so this is different. To fight an easy opponent for the money or fight one of the best to expand your legacy. It is different.
“I can easily fight an easy opponent or a non-boxer. I can easily pick an easy win, but I choose the best because I want to add more to my legacy. It’s a challenge, especially because he’s taller than me. We have a strategy that we can use against a southpaw. I know he always comes in and wants to fight head to toe, so that’s good. “