Floyd Mayweather backs Errol Spence Jr to beat Manny Pacquaio and reveals he will give ‘pointers’ on how to beat rival

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has tipped Errol Spence Jr to get the better of Manny Pacquiao, but the boxing legend still plans to give The Truth a few pointers on how to beat his old foe.

Unified welterweight champ Spence Jr will throw down with the future hall-of-famer on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Errol Spence Jr will face boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on August 21
And Floyd Mayweather plans to give The Truth some words of wisdom before the fight

IBF and WBC titleholder Spence Jr is the bookies’ favourite going into the desert dust-up, ahead of which Mayweather plans to impart some of his wisdom on the Long Island native.

Money said: “Of course, I’m behind Errol Spence 100%.

“I wanna see Spence win. Actually, I’m going to call him and give him some pointers.

“Pacquiao, he has to fight but I don’t, I put myself in a position where I don’t have to fight anymore.

“I’m financially set, and I want to make everybody hear this. You’re going to hear a lot of people say ‘Floyd needed to do this’, no, I’m well off.”

It didn’t take long for Pacman to get wind of Mayweather’s latest comments, which he responded to by mocking his old foe’s obsession with money.


During an appearance on the Power & Play Show, he said: “If I’m fighting for the money, then I would have picked some scrub to fight.

“Why would I try to fight an undefeated fighter if I’m chasing the paycheck? This is a real fight.

“I fight because this is my passion. I love beating undefeated fighters and bringing honour to my country.

“I’m not like some other guys who are in it just for the money.

“Some other fighters challenge non-boxers just to get paid. I want to fight. I want to challenge the best.”

Mayweather, 44, beat Pacquiao via unanimous decision six years ago in a bout dubbed ‘The Fight of the Century’.

Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision six years ago

The former five-weight world champion cruised to a points decision to stretch his unbeaten record to 48-0.

Pacquiao, 42, will have spent two years out of the ring by the time he locks horns with Spence Jr.

But the eight-weight world champion looked impressive in his last outing against Keith Thurman, which he won via split decision.

And Spence Jr isn’t expecting an easy night at the office, saying: “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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