Pacquiao Can Shock Spence With His Power – Says Jessie Vargas — Boxing News


Former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas says Manny Pacquiao’s explosive energy and his southpaw stance may give Errol Spence Jr loads of issues of their combat this summer season on August twenty first in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Though Spence is a southpaw too, he’s not used to combating lefties, significantly ones with ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao’s hand and foot pace, which goes to make it tough for him.

Errol didn’t look spectacular in his final combat towards Danny Garcia in December of final yr. Garcia landed loads of pictures on Spence, and it was aggressive all through. Spence received the combat by a 12 spherical unanimous choice by the scores 117-111, 116-112, 116-112.

Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) can be defending his IBF/WBC welterweight titles towards the 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) of their headliner on FOX Sports activities pay-per-view.

Pacquiao had just lately been in negotiations for a combat towards WBO welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford for a profitable match in Abu Dhabi, however talks fell aside.

Prime Rank promoter Bob Arum admitted that he was hesitant to try to take the Pacquiao-Crawford combat to the U.S to put it aside as a consequence of him unsure how it will do.

Spence is harmful

“Manny is a bit of older, and Errol Spence is youthful, stronger, and in his prime, and it could be a harmful combat for Manny Pacquiao,” mentioned Jessie Vargas to Fighthype.

“It’s not going to be straightforward for Manny; it’s a giant threat for him as a result of he’s coming again at an older age, and he’s making an attempt to combat the highest man within the division for the time being, one of many prime guys, between Bud and Spence.

“I actually like Crawford, and I believe he’s a phenom. Spence-Pacquiao is an attention-grabbing combat. Manny Pacquiao goes to have to present all of it he has and provides it one final shot for him to win. Spence is not any joke; he’s the true deal.

“The person that’s going to have issue overcoming the southpaw stance right here is Spence,” Vargas continued. “Manny has an extended repertoire of expertise of the so many kinds that he’s confronted towards. So I might assume he can be extra comfy towards one other lefty.

“Spence goes to need to make some changes and adapt, however not solely that, he’s going to see a fighter that he’s by no means seen earlier than with regards to stylistically. He’ll have to regulate to his [Pacquiao] pace and lateral motion,” mentioned Vargas.

It’s dangerous for the 42-year-old Pacquiao to be coming off a two-year layoff at his age to tackle the 31-year-old Spence, who is taken into account by many to be the #1 welterweight within the division.

We don’t know the way the 2 years out of the ring have harm Pacquiao’s expertise. The final time Manny noticed motion was in July 2019, edging beforehand unbeaten WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman by a 12 spherical break up choice.

Pacquiao’s pace & explosiveness can be an issue for Spence

“The pace primarily and the explosiveness that Pacquiao has together with the expertise, however he can do it as a result of he’s an skilled fighter,” mentioned Vargas on what is going to give Spence issues. “He has the power and the peak benefit. He simply has to make use of it.

Errol Spence Jr., Jessie Vargas, Manny Pacquiao - Boxing News

“He did it towards Thurman; he shocked him,” Vargas mentioned about Pacquiao shocking his opponents along with his energy. “They’re going to need to show to the fan and the judges primarily who the highest one is.

“It places him within the driver’s seat, ‘Who do I need to combat subsequent?’” mentioned Vargas on what a win for Spence does for his profession. “He’ll be within the place that Canelo is in with him with the ability to select and decide who he desires to combat towards,” mentioned Vargas.

Spence seemed stationary towards Garcia in his final combat, and he may need issues with the pace and motion of Pacquiao if the Filipino star hasn’t misplaced that from his two years out of the ring.


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