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Spence: Beating Pacquiao would be a career highlight

WBC and IBF welterweight king Errol Spence believes victory over eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao would be his finest achievement to date.

The unbeaten Texan meets the Filipino fight legend in a fascinating Fox Sports PBC Pay-Per-View event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 21.

After so many nights of glory, Pacquiao will return after a 25-month absence and attempt to add another memorable chapter to his incredible 26-year career by beating one of the sport’s elite fighters. 

Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) sees the bout as an opportunity to take his standing in the sport to another level, having recovered from a career-threatening car accident in October 2019 to handily outpoint two-weight champion Danny Garcia last December.

“I’ve been waiting on this kind of major boxing event my entire career,” said Spence. “Manny Pacquiao is a boxing legend and future Hall of Famer. To be able to match skills with him and come out with a victory would be the highlight of my career thus far. 

“I’m coming to win and he’s coming to win and that’s what makes for an all-action fight. I can’t wait to step into the ring at T-Mobile Arena on August 21 in what I expect to be an exciting night.’’

The 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) will seek to roll back the years once more, having dropped and defeated the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman on the cards in his last outing in July 2019.

“I am excited to be battling Errol Spence,” added Pacquiao. “Like me, Errol has an aggressive, all-action style of fighting.  Boxing fans watching at T-Mobile Arena or on pay-per-view are going to be happy with this world championship fight. It is going to be wild!”