LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2021) – Eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao got here face-to-face with WBC and IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “La Verdad” Spence Jr. at a press convention in Los Angeles this Sunday, beating his unmissable title combat that may headline PBC’s Pay-Per-View on FOX Sports activities on Saturday, August 21 from the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas.
The pay-per-view will start at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, as Spence seeks the victory that defines his legacy in opposition to a Pacquiao who will try so as to add yet one more monumental triumph to his undisputed Corridor of Fame roster. Sunday’s press convention additionally featured evaluation from former opponents resembling Keith “One Time” Thurman and “Showtime” Shawn Porter.
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That is what Pacquiao and Spence needed to say on the press convention this Sunday:
“I had many alternatives to go for a better combat than this one. However I selected Errol Spence Jr. as a result of I needed an actual combat that’s nice for the followers. I’m a fighter, and boxing is my ardour.
“Errol Spence Jr. is aggressive, younger and undefeated. He’s devoted to his profession. He will certainly not be a simple opponent, and it’s forbidden to underestimate him.
“It has been a very long time since I confronted a left-handed opponent. We had been pressured to alter some facets of our technique in comparison with earlier fights, and we are going to launch some completely different mixtures.
“I don’t suppose Errol wants Floyd Mayweather to advise him. I feel Errol is a greater fighter than Mayweather. Errol can train Floyd combat hand at hand.
“I don’t wish to belief myself an excessive amount of, since Errol is just too good a rival. His willpower and fervour for the game is at all times there. Once I say that I’ll do one thing, it’s actual and it comes from the guts, it isn’t to impress anybody.
“I began coaching within the Philippines within the final week of Could, so it was only a matter of persevering with to do the identical by the point I obtained right here to Los Angeles. It was good for me to have this break from the final two years. I’ve been boxing since I used to be 12 years previous, and once I returned to coaching I did so with my starvation and dedication intact.
“I’m not going to foretell that I’ll knock him down within the first spherical like I did in opposition to Thurman. I’ll focus my thoughts, my physique and my spirit on profitable the combat. That’s my solely purpose.
“That is one of the most important challenges of my profession. I can not say that he’s the best of all, as I’ve been combating the most effective fighters on the earth for years. Nevertheless, he’s up there with any rival that I’ve confronted.
“I’ve been boxing professionally for greater than 25 years, and I feel I’ve already seen all of the types that exist.
“This will probably be a novel and prodigious combat. There will probably be so much of motion contained in the ring. I’m so grateful to all those that assist me, and I’m comfortable to be again on this place to face one of the most effective fighters on the planet.
ERROL SPENCE JR.
“It is a nice alternative. After my automotive accident, I fought immediately with Danny Garcia and now with Pacquiao. Quite a bit of individuals needed to combat Pacquiao, and I instantly agreed and not using a second thought after they known as me to do it.
“There aren’t many lefties in boxing, so there aren’t many sparring companions like that to coach you. We’ve got many now who’re succesful of combating left-handed. I can’t discover somebody who fights precisely like Manny, however I can discover somebody who emulates his rhythm. That’s what we’ve been doing
“You’ll be able to see that Manny continues to be an explosive fighter with nice pace. We’ve got been fascinated by a technique and implement it in probably the most applicable approach within the ring on August 21.
“Manny could make you relaxation in your laurels along with his reward, however I’m going to return for you as soon as the bell rings.
“My chin has been examined because the accident and in the course of the combat in opposition to Danny Garcia. I think about Manny will attempt to put him to the take a look at.
“I don’t suppose being 42 years previous goes to harm him in his coaching. He’s not puffing on weight or distracted. That’s why he’s been the identical Manny Pacquiao for many years, and I wish to face the identical Pacquiao who fought Keith Thurman and earlier than that.
“Manny has so much of tendencies, however he’ll combat by way of thick and skinny to please the followers.
“I don’t suppose they’ll knock me out. I simply don’t ponder it, though we do respect its energy. He dropped Thurman and harm him with a physique shot, however I don’t take into consideration whether or not he can knock me out.
“I’ve the flexibility to knock out Pacquiao. Nevertheless, I’m targeted on profitable the combat. Should you rush to go for the knockout, you’ll both look careless or you can be flawed. I need to combat my approach and at my tempo. If the chance involves knock him out, I’ll attempt to seize it.
“This will probably be a fantastic combat. Pacquiao will come able to combat as traditional, however I’ll undoubtedly be the winner. “