Manny Pacquiao’s Team: We Don’t Believe Errol Spence Jr. Has That Good Of A Defense
Manny Pacquiao’s team is confident that “PacMan” will pierce the guard of Spence.
Pacquiao and Spence are set to share the ring on August 21. Pacquiao is the WBA Welterweight “Champion in Recess.” Spence lays claim to the WBC and IBF gold. The action will take place in Las Vegas, although a venue has not been made official.
Sean Gibbons of MP Promotions told BoxingScene.com that he expects Pacquiao to find success with his offense against Spence.
“I believe the Senator, being an eight-time world champion, first-ballot Hall of Famer, understands how to cut the distance and break guys down. I don’t believe that Errol Spence has that good of a defense. I really believe from when I watched him up close and personal that he has a great jab and he has good position with his feet but he is going to come to realize that the Senator has some Superman abilities – something out of this world at 42 and a half years of age – with the speed and the power. The time off has reinvigorated him. He feels great. The Senator fears nobody. He fears no fighters. He only fears God.
“Come August 21, he is going to show Errol Spence why he won eight world titles in eight different divisions. This is really historic for him because the first belt he ever won in the US was the IBF against (Lehlo) Ledwaba and the first belt he ever won was the WBC as a flyweight so he has come full circle. 26 years later here we are again. Amazing.”
Pacquiao hasn’t fought since July 2019. He defeated Keith Thurman via split decision to capture the WBA gold. He was designated to “Champion in Recess” due to inactivity.
As for Spence, he was last seen in action back in December 2020. He successfully retained his championships against Danny Garcia.