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Burning Questions for Pacquiao and Spence ahead of August 21

Manny Pacquiao trains for Errol Spence Jr. (Ryan Hafey – Premier Boxing Champions)

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Less than two weeks away from their showdown in Las Vegas, and after a judge recently denied an injunction against Manny Pacquiao by a sports management group for some failed dealings that threatened to block his August 21 date with Errol Spence, Jr., it looks like boxing fans are finally going to enjoy a real blockbuster fight in 2021 after watching a few big ones slip through for reasons that vary from the inevitable such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which postponed Fury-Wilder 3, to the absurd such as the online beef between Nonito Donaire, Jr. and Johnriel Casimero that led to the Filipino Flash pulling out of the highly-anticipated all-Filipino title unification.

With any luck (and if both camps take their precautions seriously) hopefully we all finally get to see Pacquiao and Spence lock horns and answer some lingering questions I, as well as many other savants and fans of the sweet science, have leading up to this intriguing matchup.

Pacquiao Resumes Camp and Sparring While Continuing to Troll Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao back to back with his August 21 opponent Errol Spence Jr. 

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Eight-division World Champion and Philippines Senator Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KOs) resumed sparring at the Wild Card Gym in LA on Tuesday, two days after his press conference with Errol Spence (27-0, 21KOs) to promote their much-anticipated showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 21.

Pacquiao, who returned to LA last week for his grueling final six weeks of training camp, shook off two-years worth of ring rust against two taller sparring partners tasked to mimic Spence; Maurice Lee (12-1, 5KOs) and Alexis Rocha (17-1, 11KOs), both southpaws and listed at 5’10”. Pacquiao has been putting in work at the Wild Card and has impressed his trainer Freddie Roach and observers with his conditioning despite his two-year layoff from boxing. After his initial sparring last Thursday, Pacquiao did six rounds on Tuesday, four with Rocha, two with Lee.

Will Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter Collide Later This Year?

Errol Spence Jr. dominated Mikey Garcia last month in Texas (Photo: Fox Sports)


By Chris Robinson

Errol Spence Jr.’s stock is as high as ever following his commanding unanimous decision victory over Mikey Garcia last month in Arlington, Texas. Fighting on FOX pay per view, Spence had little trouble in handling the four-division world champion from Riverside, CA in front of over 47,000 fans inside of the AT&T Stadium. After 12 rounds, scorecards reading 120-108 and 120-107 twice saw Spence raise his record to 25-0 (21 KO’s), as well as his overall standing in the sport.

And another fight may be just around the corner. According to Mike Coppinger, Spence very well could be lined up with a September showdown with WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter. It’s a fight that has made sense for a few years now, and the pieces finally appear to be falling into place.

PHOTOS: Errol Spence Jr. Stops Lamont Peterson After the Seventh Round in Brooklyn

Errol Spence Jr. defeated Lamont Peterson on Saturday (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, former IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. dominated a very game Lamont Peterson, stopping the rugged former champion after the seventh round inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Aired on SHOWTIME, Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) was too skilled, too tough, and too busy and precise for Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KO’s), as he registered a successful first defense of his title.

Spence now sets his sights towards a hopeful showdown with WBA/WBC champion Keith “One Time” Thurman, but it remains to be seen whether we will see that fight anytime soon.

PHOTOS: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson + Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna Final Press Conference

Errol Spence and Lamont Peterson face off on Saturday night (Photo: Tom Casino – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KO’s) will face off with former world champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO’s) inside of the Barclays center in Brooklyn, in a SHOWTIME-televised main event that should deliver in terms of action and suspense. Spence defeated Kell Brook this past May in a thriller and in Peterson he is going up against one of his most experienced and determined foes to date.

In the co-feature, IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. (20-0, 14 KO’s) faces off with former junior lightweight champion Javier Fortuna (33-1-1, 23 KO’s) in a unique matchup of styles. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m this Saturday, Jan. 20.

PHOTOS: Errol Spence Hosts Media Day Ahead of Lamont Peterson Showdown

IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Trains in Dallas, Texas (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence hosted the media ahead of his Jan. 20 fight vs. former world champion Lamont Peterson. Working out inside of the R&R Boxing Gym in Dallas, Tex., Spence (22-0, 19 KO’s) looked sharp and in tremendous shape, with the match being less than a few weeks away.

Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO’s) is a very experienced and worthy opponent, and any way you break the match down it figures to be entertaining. Spence vs. Peterson will be a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will air live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Errol Spence prefers Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner for Mayweather over Conor McGregor

Errol Spence Jr., right, in Las Vegas this past weekend with Julian Williams (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

I can never forget the intense sparring sessions that took place between Errol Spence Jr. and Floyd Mayweather years back. Spence, somewhat of an unknown prospect at the time, gave Mayweather great work ahead of his May 2013 bout with Robert Guerrero.

Now 20-0 with 17 knockouts following an April 16 fifth round TKO victory over Chris Algieri, Spence was in Las Vegas this past weekend for the Showtime triple header at the Cosmopolitan. The event was headlined by Erislandy Lara edging Vanes Martirosyan in their rematch.

As Roberto Garcia fight rumors buzz, Hustle Boss flashes back with undefeated Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence has been a familiar face to www.HustleBoss.com the past few years (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s been a pleasure watching the career progression of Dallas native Errol Spence Jr. from an up close perspective.

We first chopped up with Spence in January of 2013 following his 3rd professional match, a 1st round TKO over Nathan Butcher inside of the Hard Rock out here in Las Vegas, and he has since gone on to carve out an impressive 16-0 record with 13 knockouts in the welterweight class.

Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t want to see Mayweather face anyone but Pacquiao

Errol Spence Jr. speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Watching fighters evolve and grow in the sport of boxing can be very rewarding.

Having kept tabs with 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. dating back to shortly after his professional debut a few years back, it’s been pretty notable to see how far he has come in recent times.

Errol Spence wraps up camp in Dallas for 12/13 Vegas return

Errol Spence putting in work in Dallas, Tex. (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)


By Chris Robinson

Upcoming welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (14-0, 11 KO’s) is ready for a ring return this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand.

Behind the scenes with Errol Spence Jr. in Las Vegas admist the Tavera TKO [Exclusive]

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (8-0, 7 KO’s) in Las Vegas before and after his 1st round TKO over Jesus Tavera…

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Derrick James on his bond with Errol Spence, the call to spar with Mayweather, and the future

Chris Robinson catches up with Derrick James, trainer of upcoming welterweigh prospect Errol Spence Jr., as he speaks on his bond with his fighter, his abilities, the call he got to spar with Mayweather, and much more

Photos: Errol Spence putting in work for Sept. 12 Vegas showcase

Photographer Stacey Verbeek shares updates from the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, TX as welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (7-0, 6 KO’s) prepares for his Sept. 12 ring return. Spence is said to be lined up for a match against Jesus Tavera, set to take place inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Spence made headlines a few months back after serving as one of Floyd Mayweather’s sparring partners ahead of his showdown with Robert Guerrero.

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Errol Spence likes Mayweather to outpoint Canelo; feels Saul is heavy-footed and punches too wide

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Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight contender Errol Spence Jr. (6-0, 5 KO’s) as he gives his prediction on the September 14th Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight, set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Former Mayweather sparring mate Errol Spence doesn’t see Saul Alvarez giving Floyd too much trouble

Floyd Mayweather, right, facing off with Saul Alvarez during their press tour  (Photo: Showtime)

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By Chris Robinson

2012 U.S. Olympian and present-day welterweight/junior middleweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (6-0, 5 KO’s) saw his name thrust into the spotlight this past April when it was revealed that he had temporarily relocated to Las Vegas to serve as a sparring partner for Floyd Mayweather ahead of his dominant victory over Robert Guerrero.

Having gone chest to chest with Mayweather for some lively sessions, Spence knows all too well of all the tricks and guile that the 36-year old future Hall-of-Famer possesses, and he has little doubt that Floyd will find a way to emerge victorious in his next assignment, a September 14th clash with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand.

“I think Floyd is going to outpoint him,” Spence told me recently. “I think Floyd is too quick for him, too smart, too fast. I don’t think Canelo has a high enough work rate. I just think he’s going to outpoint him.”

Errol Spence and Daquan Arnett break down Floyd Mayweather vs Guerrero and Love vs Rosado

Chris Robinson catches up with talented junior middleweight prospects Errol Spence Jr. (4-0, 3 KO’s) and Daquan Arnett (10-0, 6 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as they speak on Floyd Mayweather’s showdown with Robert Guerrero as well as J’Leon Love’s upcoming clash with Gabriel Rosado

Errol Spence Jr. mitt work at the Mayweather Boxing Club ahead of 5/3 Cosmopolitan showcase

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as talented 2012 Olympian Errol Spence Jr. went to work. Check out Errol shadowboxing and on the mitts as the 23-year old southpaw prepares for his May 3rd appearance at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas