Manny Pacquiao has had to roll with the punches ahead of a now changed fight opponent next week.

Pound for pound star Errol Spence of Texas has been forced to withdraw due to a severe eye injury.

Pacquiao fights on, against a decent step in replacement opponent, it should be noted, in fairness.

Speaking for the first time he said to Fight Hype YouTube (hat tip):

The show, and the fight, goes on.

Pacquiao has clearly put in a lot of work in recent months and no doubt will be looking to put on a good show for boxing fans.

It looks like it will be next year at the earliest before Spence is back.