Former four division champion Mikey Garcia does not expect Errol Spence to stop Manny Pacquiao in their upcoming welterweight encounter.
Garcia was dominated by Spence over twelve rounds in 2019.
Garcia was also the rumored frontrunner to be the comeback opponent for Pacquiao, but the Filipino superstar will challenge Spence for the WBC, IBF world titles on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao, 42-years-old, has been out of the ring since July of 2019 – when he picked up a twelve round split decision over Keith Thurman to capture the WBA world titles.
Spence was in action back in December, when he outboxed mandatory challenger Danny Garcia over twelve rounds to retain his 147-pound belts.
Garcia is siding with Spence to get the win, but he doesn’t see it being an easy fight for the younger man – even with the advantages in age, size and activity.
“The youth, the size, and skills, I feel like that’s going to help [Spence get the victory]. So I’d say 60-40 also. It’s not an easy fight either. It’s not going to be an easy fight for Spence. Pacquiao is going to have a lot in his arsenal. He’s got a lot of experience, quick footwork, fast hands, power,” Garcia told ES News.
“It’s not an easy fight but I just feel that Spence is a fighter that can make the adjustments well and figure out what works and what doesn’t. I think he is going to win but in a good fight. I don’t think he stops Manny, a lot of people think he’s going to stop Manny – I really doubt that. I don’t think he stops Manny. It’ll go the distance.”