Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr is 'a 50-50 fight' says Danny Garcia, who predicts 'somebody is getting knocked out'

MANNY PACQUIAO's eagerly-anticipated showdown with Errol Spence Jr is a '50-50 fight', according to Danny Garcia.

Pacman, 42, will challenge the New Yorker for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles on August 21 in Las Vegas.


The future hall-of-famer's chances of upsetting The Truth have been written off by many, but Garcia is refusing to rule out a Pacman win.

The former WBC 147lb king told Fight Hype: “I think it’s a 50-50 fight, to be honest.

"I can see both of them knocking each other out.

"And I think this fight is not going to go the distance. I think somebody is getting knocked out. It could be either-or."

Fan favourite Pacquiao hasn't fought since his emphatic dethroning of former WBA welterweight champ Keith Thurman in July 2019.

And Garcia reckons the ex-eight-weight champ will spring a huge upset if he fights the same way he did in his last outing.

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He added: "If Manny fights the way he fought [Keith] Thurman, I believe he can stop Spence.

"But if Spence comes with his A-game, I think Spence can stop him with a body shot."

Spence Jr put on a clinic in his decision victory over Garcia last December.

But the slick southpaw plans to send Pacquiao into retirement with a brutal knockout.

The 31-year-old told Barbershop Conversations: “I’m preparing my body to get into training camp mode and do the best that I can.

“I want to get into the best shape that I can.

“Try to be as strong as I can to knock out Manny Pacquiao and send him off into retirement.

"I think he’s then going off to become president of the Philippines or something like that.”

Spence Jr isn't expecting an easy night at the office, adding: “I expect the same Manny Pacquiao that we get every time.

“He’ll come to fight, and I’ll come to fight.

"I’ll be a lot stronger and physically better than my previous fight.

“If he’s looking at [that video], he should be looking at the Chris Algieri, Lamont Peterson and the Kell Brook fight.

“If he’s looking at the last fight looking for weakness, he’s going to be in trouble.”

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