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Manny Pacquiao next fight: Boxing icon wows fans with punch speed as he trains ahead of anticipated 2020 bout
Manny Pacquiao has just reminded fans that he remains one of the boxers to watch out for as he shared a short video of his training. His social media followers are impressed with his punch speed while they try to determine who could be the Philippine champ’s next opponent.
Manny Pacquiao teases fans with a glimpse to his boxing training
Boxing fans around the world have been looking forward to Pacquiao’s much-awaited fight this year. Details have yet to be finalized as the boxing world reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the only eight-division boxing champion in history reminded everyone that he is also making his preparations for his next bout.
In one of his latest Instagram posts, Pacquiao shared a short video of him in training. In a basketball gym with boxing equipment on the sidelines, the reigning WBA (Super) welterweight champion showed hitting a punching bag all over. Many fans are impressed with what the Philippine senator is showing despite being in his 40s while others hope he would elevate his punch speed further in the coming weeks if he continues his training with his next match in mind.
Manny Pacquiao’s potential opponents for much-awaited 2020 return
Fans in the comments section have also shared opinions on who should be Pacquiao’s next opponent. Unsurprisingly, the common names mentioned include Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr., who both join Pacquiao in the welterweight champions lane. Crawford holds the WBO title while Spence unified the WBC and IBF championships last September.
Both Crawford and Spence have been telling the media how much they want Pacquiao to be their next opponent. However, the unified welterweight champion might have to face Danny Garcia first before arranging a bout with either Pacquiao or Crawford.
Meanwhile, Crawford has Bob Arum’s full support when it comes to pursuing Pacquiao as his next opponent. But every avid fan knows that one roadblock this matchup could face is the tougher negotiation with Crawford being a Top Rank star while Pacquiao is still under Al Haymon’s PBC slate.
For now, seeing Pacquiao back in training is a good sign that his plans to return to the ring this year is still very likely in place. It can be recalled that his camp previously planned for him to fight in summer, but plans were forced to change due to the global pandemic.