Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr. set for August 21, Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao
will fight unified welterweight world champ Errol Spence Jr on August 21.
After 22 months out of the ring, it has been announced that Manny Pacquiao will
be making his long-awaited return August 21 when he faces IBF and WBC welterweight
champion Errol Spence Jr in Las Vegas, Nevada
Pacquiao confirmed the news on his Instagram account, The Filipino fighter is a legend
of the sport as the only eight-division world champ in boxing history.
He appeared to have bowed out in style when he defeated Thurman two years ago –
becoming the sport’s oldest welterweight champion – but has since stated his desire to
return to the ring.
Spence, meanwhile, is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.
The 31-year-old has continued to win since knocking out Kell Brook in 2017, defeating
Lamont Peterson, Carlos Ocampo, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia.
Spence is an undefeated, unified champ with a 27-0 record, while Pacquiao has won 62 of
his 71 bouts, drawing two.
The bout has been on the cards for while, with Spence revealing his desire to fight
Pacquiao exclusively to SunSport in October 2020.
He said: “I would like to fight Manny Pacquiao. He’s on his way out so I’d love to have that
“He’s a living legend, and I’ve never fought someone of that caliber. He’s big and not just
a boxing star, he’s an icon, a mega-star.