Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao endures travel chaos as flight to Las Vegas for Errol Spence fight is diverted to Japan due to emergency

MANNY PACQUIAO’S travel plans to Los Angeles were thrown into mayhem on Saturday, according to reports.

The boxer boarded a flight from the Philippines to Los Angeles but the plane was diverted to Japan due to a medical emergency.

Manny Pacquiao faces a busy training schedule after going almost two years without a fight
Errol Spence jr. is looking to add to his world title collection while remaining undefeated

Pacquiao and his team were then forced to stay at Haneda airport for three hours before having to fly back to Manila.

And according to Rapples, the 62-7 fighter then boarded another plan to America on Sunday.

He is set to begin training with Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune on Monday, but now will not have much time in between to rest from his travel.

Pacman is set to begin preparing for his fight with Errol Spence jr. at Wild Card Boxing gym in LA.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Spence jr. boasts a record of 27-0 with 21 knockouts and currently holds the WBC and IBF welterweight titles.

But Pacquiao also holds two belts, the WBA (Regular) welterweight title and the WBA (Super) welterweight title, which he won in his last fight against Keith Thurman in 2019.

So while he may work as a senator in the Philippine House of Representatives away from the ring, he will fancy his chances against Spence jr.

JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED

How the two stars stack-up head-to-head

The pair will meet on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which will be Pacquiao’s 23rd fight in the city.

There is not much to differentiate the duo according to Ryan Garcia, who predicted a knockout without picking a winner.

Garcia is all too aware of the strengths of Spence jr. after the 31-year-old beat him via unanimous decision at the end of last year.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are reportedly leading the race to sign Sadio Mane this summer should Liverpool decide to cash in on the forward. The 30-year-old...

Boxing

ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed the steps he plans to take to secure a KO victory in his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. The Brit is...

Premier League

THOMAS TUCHEL is facing a mini injury crisis ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Leicester City . The Blues could be without FOUR...

Boxing

TYSON FURY yesterday allegedly attacked a taxi after its driver refused to let the apparently drunken boxing champ in. The WBC heavyweight champ has...

Premier League

CHELSEA will be hoping to distance themselves from their Wembley nightmare when they welcome Leicester to Stamford Bridge TONIGHT. The Blues suffered their THIRD...

Premier League

LEICESTER are reportedly set to enquire about £50million-rated Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. The Telegraph claims Brendan Rodgers is looking to launch a bid for...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook