Former fifteen times world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr enjoys his time mentoring the next generation of boxers- from Gervonta Davis to Errol Spence Jr (27-0, 21 KOs).
However, Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) believes Spence does not need any advice from Mayweather, saying that the unified welterweight champion has a better grasp of the sport than the former five division world champion.
Errol Spence could teach Mayweather how to fight toe-to-toe: Pacquiao
Pacquiao and Spence are set to square off against one another on 21st August at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is slated to serve as the former eight-division world champion Filipino’s comeback fight against the undefeated Spence.
Spence, who currently has the WBC and IBF welterweight titles around his waist, is linked to Mayweather Promotions and recently revealed that he is often contacted by “Money” regarding the sport of boxing, and ahead of the Pacquiao fight next month, expects to contact him again.
“He hasn’t reached out to me yet. He’s a guy that reaches out sometimes,” Spence revealed during a pre-fight press conference this Sunday in LA, “he talks to me and things like that. He tries to mentor me, so he’ll definitely reach out. If says he’ll reach out, he definitely will.”
However, ‘PacMan’ feels that Spence doesn’t need the mentorship of Mayweather, as he hailed the undefeated 31-year-old is in a higher class than his advisor when in comes to the art of sparring.
“Errol don’t need to have advice from Mayweather,” said the 42-year-old, “I believe Errol is better than Mayweather. He’s a [better] fighter than Mayweather. He could teach Mayweather how to fight toe-to-toe.” (H/T BoxingScene)
It is understandable why Mayweather wants to give word of advice to Spence ahead of the Pacquiao clash. The WBA’s “Champion in Recess” is slated to have his ‘super’ status restored ahead of the fight, which will make the Aug 21 bout into a three-belt unification fight and Pacquiao will leave no stone unturned to make a stout comeback to the sport on the grand occassion.
Plus, Mayweather had already admitted earlier that even at his age, Pacquiao is still as dangerous as ever and despite having defeated him in May 2015, the mentor gave a word of caution to ‘The Truth’ earlier.