By: Hans Themistode
Even with Floyd Mayweather returning to the ring this upcoming weekend to take on Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition, he couldn’t help but notice the big news.
Just a few weeks ago, Manny Pacquiao revealed that on August 21st, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he’ll be taking on current unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. For Mayweather, he has no dog in the race, but when questioned on who he would like to see win, Mayweather didn’t mince words.
“I wish them nothing but the best,” said Mayweather during an interview with a group of reporters. “I’m high on Errol Spence, I’m behind my people first and always so of course I want to see Errol Spence win.”
Long before Mayweather hung up his boxing gloves, the newly inducted Hall of Famer was singing the praises of the welterweight star. While he was beltless at the time, Mayweather claimed that Spence Jr. would go on to become a world champion. Those thoughts have since come true as the Dallas native now holds two of the four major world titles at 147 pounds.
Currently, Spence Jr. is heavily favored to beat the 42-year-old Pacquiao come August 21st. Still, despite those odds, Pacquiao has always expressed an extreme amount of confidence. With that said, Mayweather is fully backing Spence Jr. to take home the win. But, having shared the ring with Pacquiao in May of 2015, Mayweather knows good and well how dangerous he is.
Although most Mayweather opponents have been outclassed, Pacquiao more than held his own. During several points in their contest, Pacquiao appeared to stun Mayweather. Still, that wasn’t enough as Mayweather walked away with a fairly wide unanimous decision victory.
Considering how he was able to take care of business fairly comfortably, Mayweather plans on letting his game plan known to Spence Jr. in the coming months.
“Actually, I’m going to call him and give him some pointers. I want to see Errol Spence win.”
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