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Manny Pacquiao again in Las Vegas for Errol Spence-Terence Crawford battle

Manny Pacquiao Terence Crawford Errol Spence fight

Former boxer Manny Pacquiao watches Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford previous to their undisputed welterweight championship boxing match, Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Picture/John Locher)

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao is in acquainted territory however this time as a promoter and avid boxing fan.

Pacquiao arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday (Manila time) in time for the much-awaited undisputed showdown between welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford at T-Cell Enviornment.

The Filipino ring icon, who was one of many hottest tickets within the battle capital of the world throughout his heyday, will even be at ringside to assist his fighter Isaac Cruz.

“IT’S FIGHT DAY! Flew from the Philippines 2 of boxing’s greatest, Spence vs. Crawford, giving it their all tonight. Excited for my fighter Isaac Cruz within the co-main occasion and shoutout additionally to our 4-division world champ @filipinoflash #SpenceCrawford,” Pacquiao, who is ready for an exhibition bout towards a Muay Thai legend early subsequent yr, tweeted on Sunday.

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Cruz (23-2, 16KOs), the delight of Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, is combating unbeaten American Giovanni Cabrera in a WBC light-weight title eliminator.

Pacquiao will even be rooting for his compatriot Nonito Donaire, who’s gunning for the vacant WBC bantamweight belt towards Mexico’s Alexandro Santiago.

Donaire (42-7, 28KOs) is aiming to reclaim the crown he misplaced in June of final yr following a second-round TKO by the hands of Naoya Inoue of their rematch.

A victory by Donaire will even reset his personal mark because the oldest bantamweight world champion.

Pacquiao, boxing’s solely eight-division champion, was imagined to battle Spence two years in the past earlier than the Lengthy Island, New York native was pressured to withdraw as a consequence of a retinal tear in his left eye.

Pacquiao ended up going through Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas, who scored a unanimous resolution upset.

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