Manny Pacquiao confirms he will face Errol Spence Jr. on August 21

Boxing’s only eight-world ruler will return to the ring and take on one of the most fierce, elite fighters in world boxing against Spence Jr.

Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he will face unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. in Las Vegas on August 21.

The 42-year-old will fight for the first time since defeating Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight world championship in July 2019.

Pacquiao, who also held talks with Terence Crawford, announced the showdown on Twitter while Spence posted the "done deal" on Instagram.

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"The Truth" was last in action against Danny Garcia, who he beat via unanimous decision to retain his WBC and IBF belts.

He is currently 27-0 and is building an impressive resume, which includes wins over Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter and Kell Brook.

The venue is yet to be confirmed but the Allegiance Stadium - home to NFL's Las Vegas Raiders - is a valid option alongside the T-Mobile Arena and MGM Grand.

Floyd Mayweather - who beat Pacquiao in 2015 - will also be lacing the gloves up again but in an exhibition.

He will go toe-to-toe with YouTuber Logan Paul on June 6. For more details on the fight, click here.