Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao will attempt to add another incredible chapter to his record-breaking career when he faces WBC and IBF welterweight king Errol Spence in Las Vegas on August 21.
Eight-division champion Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) has not fought since a stirring July 2019 points victory over Keith Thurman, but has been linked with fights against Terence Crawford and Ryan Garcia without either coming to fruition.
Now the 42-year-old fight phenomenon faces an even tougher assignment in the twilight of his career. Smooth southpaw Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) has the best resume of any prospective opponent at 147lbs, having defeated the likes of Kell Brook, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter and latterly Danny Garcia, where he showed no lasting effects from a high speed car accident in October 2019.
“Done deal, I’ll see y’all in Vegas for the biggest fight of the year,” posted Spence, 31, on his Instagram account.
Pacquiao-Spence seems headed for the MGM Grand in what would be the Filipino’s 16th appearance at the celebrated Vegas fight venue. The fight will headline a Fox Sports Pay-Per-View event in the US.