Here’s what Manny Pacquiao, Spence Jr had to say on their first face-off before fight
Manny Pacquiao and IBF/WBC Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr seemed full of confidence on Sunday when they came face-to-face in Las Vegas for the first time since their PPV showdown was announced. Both boxers will trade haymakers on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Truth shut all doubts regarding his fitness and mindset coming off a horrible car crash.
“[My chin] definitely been tested in sparring, and it was definitely tested in the Danny Garcia fight,” Spence told media. “So I still have a great chin, but I feel that Manny Pacquiao will test it on August 21st.”
The PacMan seemed calm and collected on the flip side like he has been throughout his career. “I don’t want to be overconfident in this fight because, as I said, Errol Spence is the type of opponent that you can’t underestimate,” he said.
The Filipino boxing star, who is 11 years younger than Spence, was praised for his opponent’s agility. “He’s good, he’s young, and his determination and passion for the sport are always there. His dedication and the way he trains, I saw it in his training,” Pacquiao continued.
The 42-year-old admitted that it is tricky for him to train and recover at this age. Hence, he doesn’t go all in during preparations like he once used to in his early career.
“When you’re at this age, you need your body to have time to recover. When I was younger, I could push to the limit, but it’s not like that,” the legendary boxer added.