Pacquiao’s Gamble with Errol Spence


Come August, which is about three months before the formal filing of candidacies for the presidency, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will take on Unified Welterweight champion Errol Spence Junior at either an Asian venue or at Las Vegas Nevada. Pacquiao had not fought anybody since his win against Keith Thurman two years ago, while Spence had just won his last fight with Danny Garcia via a split decision. Many analysts had already placed their bets on Spence being far younger than the Pacman, with a jab that many claim to be Spence’s most lethal weapon.

Despite odds stacked against him, Pacman says his advantage is his speed. Ranged against a taller and stronger guy, Pacman says the solution is speed, provided if their weights are similar. You can’t hit a guy more agile than you and developed skill sets over the years. Boxing is never about brute strength–it is a tactical game. And in tactical games, experience counts most.

Of course, don’t count Spence out since the guy is a hungry man. Yes, he is hungry. That hunger however, does not show in his face. Seems like the “truth” is far from being revealed at this point.

This is a game changer. If Pacquiao wins, expect more fights. If Spence wins, then the boxing world will definitely be more exciting.

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