Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. have signed contracts for an excellent battle on August 21.
WBA champion Pacquiao and WBC and IBF titleholder Spence Jr have been locked in discussions for a while and a Las Vegas bout between the pair has now been formally agreed,
Pacquiao, 42, will now look so as to add to his already glittering legacy by overcoming Spence – who’s undefeated in his earlier 27 fights.
The bout would characterize his largest problem since he got here up brief in opposition to Floyd Mayweather in Could 2015.
‘Pac-Man’ (62-7-2, 39 KOs) has additionally hinted at a profitable mega battle with Conor McGregor, who has insisted he desires to tackle the Filipino within the ring earlier than he retires from fight sports activities.
Pacquiao gained the WBA title after rolling again the years in opposition to Keith Thurman in July 2019 however was formally declared ‘champion in recces’ earlier this 12 months attributable to inactivity. Yordenis Ugas changed him because the WBA’s ‘tremendous’ champion at 147lbs.
Final month, High Rank CEO Bob Arum advised Dan Rafael of BoxingScene.com that Pacquiao and Terence Crawford had an settlement in place for a June 5 bout in Abu Dhabi, however it fell aside as a result of the folks placing up the cash missed the deadline.
“Look, what occurred to us in Abu Dhabi was we had signed contracts and all the things and so they have been supposed to place up the cash,” Arum stated. “Effectively, I’ve been ready two weeks for the cash. No one put up the cash after promising they might.”