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“That is as huge of a battle that may be made in boxing and the entire world shall be watching on FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View August 21,” mentioned Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Manny Pacquiao is a hero to his nation, a residing legend within the ring, and is as soon as once more searching for the largest problem obtainable to him, as he’s performed all through his profession. Errol Spence Jr. has reigned because the world’s prime welterweight for years and can now have an opportunity to additional cement his pound-for-pound credentials within the largest battle of his profession. Whether or not you’re watching at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, or stay on pay-per-view, August 21 is bound to be a memorable evening for the game.”
This would be the fourth FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View headlined by Spence (27-0, 21 KOs), who unified welterweight titles in September 2019 by besting Shawn Porter in probably the greatest fights of the yr. Spence was launched into stardom when the 31-year-old first captured a welterweight crown by touring to the U.Okay. to cease Kell Brook in entrance of his hometown followers in 2017. He adopted up his title-winning victory with triumphs over Lamont Peterson and Carlos Ocampo in 2018.
Combating out of his native Desoto, Texas, Spence returned to the ring final December for the primary time since miraculously surviving a automotive accident in October 2019 the place he was thrown from the automobile earlier than it crashed. Spence thrilled his hometown crowd at AT&T Stadium by defeating two-division champion Danny Garcia by unanimous determination. Spence represented the U.S. on the 2012 Olympics earlier than turning professional later that yr and scoring knockouts in 10 of his first 12 fights, exhibiting the promise that he would ultimately fulfill on the largest phases of the game.
“I’ve been ready on this type of main boxing occasion my total profession,” mentioned Spence. “Manny Pacquiao is a boxing legend and future Corridor of Famer. To have the ability to match abilities with him and are available out with a victory could be the spotlight of my profession so far. I’m coming to win and he’s coming to win and that’s what makes for an all-action battle. I can’t wait to step into the ring at T-Cell Area on August 21 in what I anticipate to be an thrilling evening.’’
A 3-time Fighter of the Yr and the one-time Boxing Writers Affiliation of America’s Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province within the Philippines, is the one sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title. After serving two phrases as Congressman, Pacquiao was elected to a Philippine Senate seat in Might 2016, capturing over 16 million votes nationally. Pacquiao’s boxing resume options victories over a minimum of seven present and future Corridor of Famers, together with Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
In January 2019, Pacquiao placed on a classic efficiency towards four-division champion Adrien Broner, scoring a 12-round unanimous determination within the seventieth match of an illustrious profession, which additionally marked his first time preventing again within the U.S. in two years. In his most up-to-date efficiency Pacquiao added one other Battle of the Yr contender to his resume, as he dropped then unbeaten Keith Thurman within the first spherical on his option to a call victory in a memorable motion battle in July 2019.
“I’m excited to be battling Errol Spence Jr.,” mentioned Pacquiao. “Like me, Errol has an aggressive, all-action model of preventing. Boxing followers watching at T-Cell Area or on pay-per-view are going to be proud of this world championship battle. It’ll be wild!”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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