Spence: I plan to KO, retire Pacquiao – Boxing Social


WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence is aiming to cease and retire the legendary Manny Pacquiao of their eagerly-awaited conflict in Las Vegas on August 21.

The Texan southpaw has additionally confirmed that there isn’t any rematch clause and that VADA testing might be in place for the showdown between elite 147-pounders, at a venue to be determined, in two months’ time. 

“I’m making ready my physique to get into coaching camp mode and do one of the best that I can, to get into one of the best form that I can and be as robust as I can, to knock out Manny Pacquiao and ship him off into retirement,” Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) instructed ‘Barbershop Conversations’

“I count on the identical Manny Pacquiao that we get each time. He’ll come to battle and I’ll undoubtedly come to battle. I’ll be quite a bit stronger and bodily higher than my earlier battle [W12 Danny Garcia last December]. 

“If [Pacquiao is] taking a look at [the Garcia bout for weaknesses], he must be wanting on the Chris Algieri, Lamont Peterson and the Kell Brook battle[s]. If he’s wanting on the final battle for weak spot, he’s going to be in bother.”

Spence additionally revealed that he was near agreeing a battle with Cuban WBA champion Yordenis Ugas earlier than the potential of a Pacquiao bout got here into the equation. Filipino nice Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) hasn’t fought since a break up resolution win over Keith Thurman in July 2019, however has been regularly linked with excessive profile opponents within the interim.

“Ugas was in play. If I didn’t get the Pacquiao battle, I used to be going to battle Ugas for the WBA [Super belt]. Now that I acquired the Pacquiao battle, [Ugas is] on the backburner,” added Spence.


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