Senator Manny Pacquiao has a lot of naysayers coming into his upcoming clash with IBF and WBC welterweight titlist 31-year-old Errol Spence Jr. because of his advanced age in the sport.
But one of the few who is choosing not to listen to the doubters is the 42-year-old Pacquiao’s fellow Filipino boxer and future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire Jr.
Having turned back Father Time himself with a vintage performance over French boxer Nordine Oubaali just a couple of weeks back, the Filipino-American pug knows more than anyone that “age is just a number.”
The 38-year-old said, “I don’t believe in age unless you’re all the way past the time, of course. I believe with the proper training, proper mentality going into the ring… Pacquiao is one of those guys who’s always gonna be dangerous.”
Pacquiao had already showed he had much left in the tank when he stopped Keith Thurman in July 2019 for the WBA (Super) welterweight title.