Gary Russell Jr., featherweight champion of the CMB, spoke of what he expects from the fight between Manny pacquiao Y Errol Spence Jr., and affirmed that the Filipino has everything to punish the American monarch.
“Manny pacquiao it has the punching power that could possibly make Errol pay with certain things, “he said in an interview with Fighthub. “I don’t think Errol can match his hitting power.”
For the next August 21 the contest in headquarters is scheduled to be defined in The Vegas, Nevada.
The welter belts of the CMB Y FIB will be at stake, while the AMB He is studying whether to reinstate the Filipino as monarch, after his belt was taken from him due to inactivity and given to Yordenis ugas.
“I think that Manny pacquiao have the ability to score points in combat if Errol He doesn’t catch him in the corner and hit him and hit him, ”he said. “If you don’t hit (Spence) and it does not hurt him, he will have a long night ”.
The Filipino will arrive with two years of inactivity, after defeating Keith thurman in July 2019 by decision divided by cards of 115-112, 113-114 and 115-112.
“I do not think that Errol I am going to win by decision, ”he added. Russell Jr. “Errol he would win by knockout or stoppage. If it goes to decision, I will give it to Pacquiao. You can never underestimate someone in the square. Yes to Pacquiao they hit him and hurt him, it’s fine under my eyes ”.
Spence, meanwhile, became world champion for the FIB of 147 pounds in May 2017 when he knocked out Keith thurman, while that of the CMB in September 2019 by defeating by split decision Shawn porter.
In December 2020 he held his last contest by defeating Danny Garcia by unanimous decision with cards of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112.