Justin Fortune, the strength and conditioning coach of eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, gives the veteran boxer a good shot at defeating WBC, IBF welterweight beltholder Errol Spence.
Pacquiao, 42-years-old, has been out of the ring since July of 2019, when he won a twelve round split decision over Keith Thurman to capture the WBA welterweight title.
Earlier this year, due to inactivity, the WBA removed the title from Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is looking to fight in 2021 - and there are plenty of options on the table - including Spence.
Fortune, a former boxer, does not believe Spence is the same fighter due to the injuries that he suffered in a serious car accident in October 2019. The injuries required a few months to fully heal, but Spence indicates nothing permanent was sustained.
"Spence is a great fighter and a good champion, but he's not the same guy that he was before, not at all. We saw that when he fought Danny Garcia. Everyone raves about how hard Spence punches, well Danny Garcia came through 12 rounds. Danny Garcia also never pulled the trigger that night, or else Danny would probably have beaten him, I think," Fortune told The Sun.
"You put Spence in there with someone like Pacquiao now, Pacquiao obliterates him, even a 42-years-old. He's still the number guy and he has been the champion for the last 18 years, that in itself is a phenomenal f----- feat as an athlete in sport.
"You'd want to give Spence two or three fights to get his s--- back together, that's for sure. Manny's too fast and too strong, he uses too many angles. We don't know how Spence will pull through, his comeback fight with Danny Garcia wasn't impressive, at all. I'm so glad he survived the crash, but that does a lot of damage to your head and body. He came out of a Lamborghini or whatever it was at 120mph, thank god he's not dead, but the ligament damage, hand damage, it's long-term, it doesn't go away overnight."