Should Manny Pacquiao fight Errol Spence Jr?

The Filipino is 42 years old and some believe Spence should be looking elsewhere.

Errol Spence Jr. deserves his prize fight against Manny Pacquiao as a reward for his success so far.

That’s the opinion of DAZN’s Akin Reyes, who was speaking to Barak Bess on their Boxing Show.

Spence will fight 42-year-old boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on August 21 when he puts his IBF and WBC welterweight belt on the line. The 31-year-old American is believed to be the favourite by many, with few willing to fully discount the Filipino senator’s chances given his incredible achievements.

Ak explained that for Spence, “It's a win-win because he will have a legend under his belt and he’ll have more than $10 million in his bank account.

“This is called prize fighting. And the way you get the biggest prize is by fighting the biggest names.

“The guy that puts the most butts in seats, and sells the most people views - Pacquiao is proven to be a legend. Spence is becoming a star in his own right. So this fight makes the most sense for Spence.

“I don't care what the fans are saying or whether ‘Oh, you beat a 42 year old guy.’ I don't see Manny Pacquiao beating Errol Spence, I wouldn't be completely shocked. 

“But that's the risk you have to take in this business. So it would make no sense for him not to take that fight because man, he's 42 years old. He's gonna make some big dollars, and you have a legend on his resume.”

“People are still going to purchase his PPV. People will still be in Vegas to watch this fighter.”

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