Manny Pacquiao: “I Picked Spence Because I Want To Fight The Best!”

The ageless wonder Manny Pacquiao talks training for Spence fight

WBA champion in recess Manny Pacquiao training
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The Ageless Wonder Manny Pacquiao talks training for Spence fight

When WBA champion in recess Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) selected Errol “The Truth” Spence (27-0, 21 KO’s) as an opponent, he shocked the boxing world. Most thought that the Pac Man would take on a solid fighter, but certainly not the crème of the crop. So, it was a delightful surprise when Pacquiao chose the IBF and WBC 147-pound champion to share the ring with.

When the fistic-minded politician does slide into the ring, he will snap a full two-year period of inactivity. In that last bout, Pac Man roughed up and strong-armed Keith Thurman for his WBA strap. Clearly, Pacquiao’s hunger for strenuous tests has not been dampened in the least. In fact, the living legend admitted to Seconds Out that he selected Spence to prove a point.

“I picked him to be my opponent because I want to fight the best, so it will add to my legacy in boxing. And at the age of 42, I picked out the best to prove that I am not done yet!”


While Pacquiao is eager to prove his boxing moxie one more time, he has to admit that age does play a significant factor. Sure, the Pac Man and his team have devised ways to work around his aging body, but it can be a task at times.

“The intensity of training is always there. We did our best in training, but sometimes we have to adjust in terms of body recovery. It’s not like when we were young because overnight you can recover but, this time around, you have to rest sometimes because your body cannot recover right away.”

Only time will tell how the battle between Errol Spence and Pacquiao plays out in the squared-circle. Yet, it’s all but guaranteed that we will see a fantastic all-action dustup when these two lock horns. And as always, no matter what may happen in this intriguing showdown, 3kingsboxing will be there to report the aftermath!

By: Bakari Simpson

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