Manny Pacquiao speaks about his preparation ahead of upcoming fight

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has spoken about how he’s feeling heading into his fight against Errol Spence Jr.

For the first time in more than two years, “Pacman” is set to return to the squared circle in order to take on undefeated star Spence in Las Vegas. He’ll be attempting to claim the WBC, IBF and vacant The Ring welterweight titles and he’ll be doing so at the age of 42 in comparison to the American who is just 31 years of age.

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This is easily going to be one of the biggest boxing fights of the year and while it may have come out of left field for many, it still has the potential to be an absolute barnburner – and Manny seems to be up for the challenge.

“I never imagined being at this point now, when I started my career. Especially to be here now and still fighting the best. It’s truly a gift that I’ve received. 

“It’s been two years since I’ve been in the ring and it was good for me to have that rest. It helped my body and my mind a lot. This time around, I’m as excited as ever and feeling like I’m young again. 

“I could have fought several easy opponents. I picked the best opponent because I want to add more to my legacy and accomplishments. I have to prove that I’m not done yet. 

“We have a strategy that we know how to use against a southpaw. He wants to fight toe-to-toe and that’s going to be to my advantage. We’re prepared for anything. If he wants to use his reach advantage instead, we are ready.

“My family is so supportive of me, because they know that I want to fight and bring honor to my country. At the same time, I’m also here to show for myself that I can still do it at 42-years-old.”

Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr. is set to take place on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena.

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