When was Manny Pacquiao's last fight and who did he face?
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will headline one of the most anticipated fights of the year against Errol Spence Jr. But when did the Filipino star last fight?
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has probably been the most talked-about name in boxing in recent days. Why? It’s simple: after two years he will be fighting again and he will face one of the most avoided and feared welterweights, Errol Spence Jr, the unbeaten WBC and IBF titleholder.
Pacquiao, who is a serving senator in the Philippines, has a 62-7-2 record and he will meet 31-year-old Spence Jr in Las Vegas on 21 August in what will be his 72nd professional fight.
‘The Truth’, who has a 27-0 record, claimed victory over Danny Garcia last December in his first fight since a serious car crash in 2019 that left him in intensive care.
Pacquiao seeks more greatness after beating Keith Thurman in 2019
Pacquiao, 42, who has won championships in eight different divisions, has always been a big draw for any fight. But the reason why the showdown against Spence is considered by some experts as the “biggest fight of the year” is because the Pac-Man became the oldest welterweight to ever win a major title after beating a decade-younger Keith “One Time” Thurman via a split-decision victory.
Judges Dave Moretti and Tim Cheatham both scored it 115-112 in Pacquiao’s favor, while judge Glenn Feldman had it 114-113 for Thurman, who lost his first pro fight (29-1, 22 KOs) and his WBA welterweight belt.
“You get blessings and lessons. Tonight was a blessing and a lesson. Thank you everybody and thank you Manny Pacquiao”, said a humbled Thurman after the fight.