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Manny Pacquiao announces August showdown with welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr

Manny Pacquiao is back! Boxing legend announces his return to the ring after a TWO YEAR absence as he confirms August showdown with welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr in Las Vegas

  • Manny Pacquiao has announced he will fight Errol Spence Jr on August 21
  • The 42-year-old will face off in Las Vegas in his first bout since July 2019 
  •  The Filipino made the shock announcement on his Twitter page on Friday 

Manny Pacquiao has announced his return to boxing after a two-year absence as the legend confirmed an August showdown with Errol Spence Jr.

The 42-year-old, who last fought in July 2019 when he inflicted a career defeat on Keith Thurman to win the WBA welterweight world title, will make his return on August 21.

The Filipino announced on Twitter that he will square off against against the unified welterweight champion in Las Vegas. 

Manny Pacquiao has announced he will fight Errol Spence Jr on August 21 after two years away

The Filipino confirmed on Twitter showdown with the welterweight champion in Las Vegas

The Filipino confirmed on Twitter showdown with the welterweight champion in Las Vegas

Regarded as one of Boxing’s greatest ever stars, Pacquiao has won world titles in eight weight divisions over the course of his decorated 26-year career.

Pacquiao stated earlier this month that he would announce his retirement when his next fight is announced, but so far only the fight has been confirmed.

It was reported that Pacquiao was set to face Mikey Garcia, but Spence has now been confirmed as his opponent.

Pacquiao's last fight was in July 2019 when he inflicted Keith Thurman's first defeat of career

Pacquiao’s last fight was in July 2019 when he inflicted Keith Thurman’s first defeat of career

Spence, meanwhile, is regarded one of the best pound-for-pound boxers around and boasts a 27-0 record.

After defeating Kell Brook in 2017, he has claimed victories over Lamont Peterson, Carlos Ocampo, Garcia, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia. 

Outside of the ring the boxing legend has established himself as a senior political figure in his country and is currently a Senator of the Philippines. 

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