Pacquiao (67-7-2, 39 KOs), 42, of Kibawe, Philippines, will make his big comeback in August as he faces off against Spence Jr at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
That victory saw Pacquiao claim the WBA (Super) welterweight title until being stripped by the WBA in January 2021 due to inactivity with Yordenis Ugas being elevated to the status of WBA (Super) welterweight champion. Spence Jr holds both the WBC and IBF welterweight titles.
Speaking about his comeback, Pacquiao said he believes Spence Jr is a better fighter than Floyd Mayweather Jr.
He said: “Errol don’t need to have advice from Mayweather.
“I believe Errol is better than Mayweather. He’s a [better] fighter than Mayweather.
“He could teach Mayweather how to fight toe-to-toe.”
While Spence Jr, who is three inches taller and boasts a five inch reach advantage over Pacquiao, said "there’s no bigger name than Manny Pacquiao in the boxing world.”
Next month's winner could look to book a fight with WBO champion Terence Crawford in an attempt to become the undisputed welterweight world champion.
Until then, here's everything you need to know about Pacquiao vs Spence Jr.
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Mark your calendars! This 12-round welterweight title fight takes place on Saturday, August 21 2021.
The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This will also mark the first time both fighters have fought in the indoor arena.
Pacquiao vs Spence Jr has not yet been picked up by any television broadcasters in the United Kingdom. FOX Sports, however, will air the fight in the United States.
A quick look at the odds shows it is Spence Jr who is listed as the favourite while Pacquiao will walk to the ring as the underdog.
Online gambling site Betfair has listed odds for the bout, with Spence Jr a 4/11 betting favourite, and Pacquiao (67-7-2, 39 KOs) listed as a 2/1 underdog.
If you fancy a draw, you can also get odds of 18/1.
Here are the stats for both fighters heading into the bout:
Wins by KO: 39
Errol Spence Jr:
Wins by KO: 21
Yordenis Ugas vs opponent TBA (Welterweight - co-main)
We will update you as soon as we have more information available.
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