Mike Tyson warns Errol Spence Jr to beware Manny Pacquiao’s movement in August fight because it ‘f***s everybody up’ – despite the American having 11 YEARS on his 42-year-old opponent
- Pacquiao will take on the undefeated New Yorker in Las Vegas, USA on August 21
- Filipino is the underdog but he is the only eight-division world champion ever
- Tyson urged Spence to beware movement that saw PacMan beat Keith Thurman
Mike Tyson has warned Errol Spence Jr to watch out for Manny Pacquiao’s movement ahead of their August boxing match.
Undefeated American Spence Jr, 31, has 11 years on Pacquiao and is widely seen as the pundits’ and bookies’ favourite ahead of their welterweight bout on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Tyson told ES News that the 42-year-old’s movement could be a tricky obstacle for the New York-born star.
Manny Pacquiao (left) is set to fight Errol Spence Jr (right), with Spence Jr considered favourite
But Mike Tyson has warned the American to beware of the superb movement of Pacquiao, 42
He said: ‘It’s going to be a good fight. You can’t rule out Pacquiao because he beat Thurman.
‘I think Pacquiao, he beat Keith Thurman. Pac can move and s***, and that can mess you up, that’s what f***s everybody up, he’s all over the place.’
‘PacMan’ has not fought since beating Thurman by split decision back in July 2019, inflicting the first loss of the 32-year-old’s career and winning the WBA belt in the process.
The Filipino is 11 years Spence’s senior but is the only eight-division world champion in history
However, due to a long period out of action partly caused by the coronavirus pandemic, his belt was stripped due to inactivity, to the anger of Pacquiao’s team.
Spence has the edge in terms of size and youth, but legendary fighter Pacquaio is the only eight-division world champion in history and the only boxer to hold world championships spanning four decades, from the 1990s to the 2020s.
Their clash will be for the WBC, IBF and Ring Magazine belts, and is billed as a generational showdown between two of the finest pound-for-pound talents in the sport.
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