The coach of Errol spence, Derrick James, assured that his pupil would have knocked out Manny pacquiao with what he saw of the Filipino losing a unanimous decision against Yordenis Ugás last Saturday.
“I knew that (the surprise) could happen,” he said. James in an interview with Fight Hub. “I have always said that he was very skilled (Ugas). What happens is that Pacquiao He’s faster than all of them, but it’s about moments, not speed. (Ugas) kept Pacquiao off-beat and kept him off-balance and kept hitting him to the body and Pacquiao He did not want to get involved. I believe that Errol he’s a deadlier puncher and I probably would have knocked him out. “
Also, he pointed out a bit what would have happened if Pac-man would have faced Errol instead of the Cuban Ugas.
“(Errol) He is a very physical fighter, he is a very strong fighter, he breaks the ribs of the boys in combat, “he said. James. “I don’t know, but I do know what the potential of Errol, I know what his abilities are.
Are you still interested in the Pacquiao vs. Spence fight?
Derrick James The express question if this will be the last fight of Manny pacquiao in professional boxing, the trainer said he hopes so.
“I hope so. What is the point (Spence-Pacquiao) now? ”, he sentenced.
In the same way, he pointed out that the age of the Filipino with his 42 years cannot be used as a pretext, since other boxers did it at a high level.
“We can’t talk about his age and as long as he keeps trying to fight these young men, it’s not about his age. Bernard Hopkins did, Klitschko did. You can’t talk about his age because he continues to fight as if he wanted to be a champion, ”he added.