Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao posted on social media a promotional video of his upcoming fight with undefeated American opponent Errol Spence Jr. to help hype the match.
Pacquiao captioned the post "PACQUIAO vs SPENCE | August 21 | Fox PPV."
Pacquiao and Spence sealed a deal for a welterweight bout on August 21 in Las Vegas, in a stunning announcement on May 21.
Meanwhile, Spence said in an interview that he is making himself stronger so he can knockout Pacquiao into retirement.
"I meant to get as strong as I can to knock out Manny Pacquiao and send him off to retirement," Spence told Barbershop Conversations, in an apparent warning to the Filipino if he is looking for weaknesses by only scouting his last fight.
“He’ll (Pacquiao) come to fight, and I’m definitely going to come to fight. I’ll be stronger and physically better than my (recent) fights. If he’s looking at that, he should be looking at the Chris Algieri, Lamont (Peterson), and Kell Brook fights to find something. If he’s looking at the last fight thinking he’s found a weakness, he’s going to be in trouble.”
Spence, 31, defeated Danny Garcia by unanimous decision in December 2020. He triumphed over Kell Brook, Mikey Garcia and Shawn Porter. In October 2019, Spence was involved in an horrific car crash that left him in intensive care.
Pacquiao, 42, has not fought in nearly two years since winning the WBA super welterweight title against previously unbeaten champion Keith Thurman in July 2019.
Pacquiao, a former eight-division world champion, amassed a 62-7-2 win-loss-draw record with 39 knockouts over a 26-year boxing career. He is the only boxer in history to hold a world title in four different decades.
Spence, a 2012 US Olympian, is unbeaten at 27-0 with 21 knockouts. He holds the WBC and IBF welterweight belts and is ranked as one of the world’s elite pound-for-pound fighters.
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