Fortune: Pacquiao ‘on a different level,’ will beat Spence by stoppage

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FILE — Manny Pacquiao and coach Justin Fortune. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

MANILA, Philippines — At 42 with a lot of mileage, Manny Pacquiao’s best years are behind him.

But even so, his longtime strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune believes Pacquiao is still too good of a fighter for two-belt champion Errol Spence.

“It’s a good fight. Spence is a hell of a fighter, but Pacquiao is on a different level,” Fortune told Ellie Seckbach of Esnews.

“Pacquiao is a different animal,” the Australian added.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) opened as a significant underdog against the unbeaten Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) ahead of their welterweight world title fight on August 21 in Las Vegas.

But betting against Pacquiao doesn’t seem to be a good idea as far as Fortune is concerned.

“I don’t think he (Spence)…

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