Pacquiao Picks Fight with Errol Spence Jr., No Retirement Announcement

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Manny Pacquiao next fight

Manny Pacquiao recently announced that his next fight would be August 21st, 2021, against Errol Spence Jr. The fight will be held in front of a live audience in Las Vegas and broadcast on pay-per-view worldwide.


Manny Pacquiao is undoubtedly the greatest boxer to reign from the Philippines in modern times, with a career spanning more than 12 major world titles over eight different weight classes. The 42-year-old fighter had not boxed professionally since 2019, when he defeated both Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman in the first seven months of the year.   

Errol Spence Jr. is the unified welterweight world champion holding the IBF title since 2017 and the WBC title since 2019. He recently defended his title against Danny Garcia with a unanimous decision win in December of 2020. Spence will hold his current perfect record (27-0) going into the Pacquiao fight. 

In recent months Manny Pacquiao has been linked to retirement, with a series of news outlets reporting that his decision will come soon. However, there was no retirement announcement linked to his next fight but considering his age and a new venture into Philippine politics, it can be assumed that a retirement plan is on the horizon. 

Betting On The Manny Pacquiao Fight

Philippine online sportsbooks that operate legally offshore are currently offering odds for Pacquiao’s next fight. Oddsmakers now favor the younger, undefeated champion Errol Spence, but the odds will likely change as the fight draws near.

Odds via BetOnline

  • Spence, Errol -350
  • Pacquiao, Manny +275

The odds above indicate Spence as the favorite, but that offers good value on Pacquiao. As the odds stand, a $100 bet on Pacquiao would win $275.

In the Philippines, gambling laws allow licensed offshore gambling sites to accept wagers from Filipinos as long as they operate outside of the Philippines. While you will find domestic sports betting outlets across the Philippines, many PH residents prefer online sportsbooks because they offer fast banking options and online bonus options.

Errol Spence Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao Fight Card

Pacquiao/Spence fight card

According to the fight card, Spence Jr. has several advantages over Manny Pacquiao, including height, reach, and age. However, Pacquiao has an advantage over Spence with his years of experience. 

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