Roach: Thurman ‘throws more combinations, stronger’ than Spence


Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr pose for the media following their press convention at Fox Studios on July 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Their struggle is scheduled on Aug. 21, 2021 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael Owens/Getty Photos/AFP 

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao’s Corridor of Fame coach Freddie Roach doesn’t appear to be that impressed with Errol Spence.

Spence boasts a flawless resumé with 21 of his 27 wins coming by knockout, however even with all that to indicate, Roach doesn’t see the undefeated American as a larger menace than Pacquiao’s outdated foe Keith Thurman.

“I feel it’s the best struggle for him now,” Roach instructed BoxingScene. “I feel his final opponent (Thurman) is definitely higher than Spence. I’ve been learning [Spence’s] tapes and so forth and going via what he does properly and what he doesn’t do properly. And I feel it’s an excellent struggle for Manny.“

“Simply watching tapes on them and learning each fighters, I feel Thurman throws extra mixtures and I feel he’s just a little bit stronger. Spence has just a few flaws. He makes some errors that we’re gonna make the most of. Watching tapes on each guys, I see extra errors by Spence than I did with Thurman.”

Pacquiao beat a much-younger Thurman on factors again in July 2019 to win the WBA (Tremendous) welterweight title.

The eight-division champion hasn’t fought since however is ready to return in opposition to the two-belt champion Spence on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas.

“I just like the struggle loads. And I like that it’s a aggressive struggle. I like that Manny doesn’t simply wanna struggle stiffs or actors or no matter it might be. He’s nonetheless combating actual individuals,” Roach mentioned.

“This struggle is an actual struggle. And this isn’t a simple struggle for both individual. We had an actual good press convention. They each had been very respectful of one another, and so they each are gonna come to win. That’s for certain. That’s what we intend to do.”


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