Manny Pacquiao is already 42 years old and has not fought inside the ring for a little over 2 years and he is facing probably the best boxer in his division. He is facing the young and undefeated, Errol Spence Jr who is currently the WBC and IBF welterweight champion. Pacquiao will obviously be the underdog but never count Pacquiao out.
What makes Boxing or any other sport one of the best things is mainly because anything can happen. One boxer could win all the rounds, but it only takes one punch to end the fight in an instant. Huge upsets are what makes the sport exciting, like Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson or even Andy Ruiz winning on a short notice against Anthony Joshua.
Pacquiao is considered by many as one of the all time greats, even has the case as the best pound for pound fighter of all time. He is the only boxer that was an 8 division champion, and probably no one will break this record. Pacquiao was naturally the smaller guy but his footwork, speed and awkwardness gave him a tough night for anyone.
Although Pacquiao is facing a much bigger opponent than usual and he is facing a fellow southpaw, Pacquiao has fought much bigger guys in the past like Antonio Margarito, but the question lies does Pacquiao still have the speed that he used to have before? Spence has that brutal body-shots that could slow Pacquiao down tremendously.
Pacquiao’s biggest chance of winning could be ending the fight early and catching Spence off guard. Due to his old age and ring inactivity, it will not be easy to hang in there in the early parts of the fight. Do you think Pacquiao still has what it takes to pull an upset and defy father time once more?
Props and respect to Pacquiao for even seeking to fight a dangerous Errol Spence Jr. who many consider the boogeyman of the division. Pacquiao has nothing left to prove, he already beat the best and is considered an all-time great, win or lose.