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Manny Pacquiao Announces August 21 Bout With Errol Spence Jr.

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Just when you thought boxing couldn’t get anymore gimmicky, 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao tweets to confirm an August 21 showdown with Errol Spence Jr. in Las Vegas.

This fight is said to have materialized after talks between Terence Crawford and Spence “fell apart”. Now the boxing world gets another spectacle, rather than a real fight.

Boxing wise, Spence is undefeated in his last 27 fights. He’s also 31 and in the middle of his prime, so this seems like more of a money grab. Somehow, some on Twitter are actually excited about this.

We’d imagine the Spence camp will shift focus to Crawford once more at the conclusion of this fight. Can’t believe we’re still excited about these fights. At least Vegas won’t be wearing masks…

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Gary is one of my favorite writers at Outkick and is seldom wrong, but he is totally wrong here. Manny is a live dog, and even if he loses, the event can propel Spence to superstardom as a passing of torch of some sort. After Manny’s defeat of Keith Thurman (whom Spence had not fought and was previously undefeated before Manny’s decision win), you just cannot count Manny out. If Manny got his old game back (w/ secret “juice” and supplements in play LOL), he is a very, very live dog.

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