Derrick James, coach of Errol spence, do not believe that Manny pacquiao arrived rusty for his fight on August 21 in Las Vegas.
“I know he has been working a lot and he will be ready. We won’t see any rust on him, I think he’s a fighter like (Bernard) Hopkins“, Commented James to Bad Left Hook. “He is very intelligent and the more years he is, the better he gets. His athleticism is brilliant and his tenacity is crazy, they make him a great fighter ”.
The Filipino will enter combat with just over two years of inactivity after his triumph over Keith Thurman.
However, James believes that the Filipino has made an intense preparation to face his pupil, current welterweight champion of the CMB Y FIB.
“Manny He is a very intelligent guy and has been trained for several months ”, he considered. “Know exactly what you want. He knows that for a fight like this it is not enough to prepare for a couple of days or just six to eight weeks ”.
Spence came on stage as Manny’s rival, after negotiations fell apart, both with Ryan Garcia as with Terence crawford.
In order to James, is the opportunity that Errol He was looking for a long time to prove his worth against one of the historical ones of the last few years.
“I think many times in life people wonder whether or not they deserve the opportunity and are not prepared for it,” he said. “But for this opportunity I think Errol he’s ready and well prepared, he’s been waiting a long time for this kind of fight. I’m really very happy for him ”.
He finally spoke of the determination that Errol has put up for combat and said that he has not stopped training since he defeated Danny Garcia, last December 5.
“It will be phenomenal, he is working very hard, after his fight with Danny Garcia On Saturday, on Sunday he went for a run, he took Monday off, but on Tuesday he was in the gym again ”, he confessed. “Since that time it does not stop”.
The combat venue has not yet been defined, but the strongest option remains the Allegiant stadium, house of the Raiders of the NFL.