23
Mar
2019

Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao agree to welterweight super-fight next

World Boxing News 17/03/2019
Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence

📸 Ryan Hafey

Errol Spence accepted the opportunity to fight ring legend Manny Pacquiao next after his awesome display against Mikey Garcia.

‘The Truth’ dominated Garcia from the first bell to the last to break into the WBN Top 10 Pound for Pound list on Saturday night.

A huge attendance at the impressive AT & T Stadium in Texas witnessed a masterclass of why size really matters when a boxer has the ability to match.

Garcia just couldn’t get near Spence and didn’t carry the extra weight well. The four-weight ruler looked sluggish and out of sorts as Spence retained his IBF welterweight title.

“I give Mikey Garcia all the credit for taking this fight,” said Spence. “Mikey and I put on a great show in front of all these lovely fans.

“I respect him so much. I appreciate him for stepping up.

“Throughout training camp, a lot of commentators thought he was too smart. I couldn’t box as well as him. I showed I can box and I can move my head if I want to.

“The game is to be smart. It’s the sweet science. I had the size and reach advantage. So why not use it to take away the jab?

“It’s a weapon for me and it takes away one of his weapons,” he added.

After Pacquiao climbed into the ring to have his say on Spence, the pair agreed to meet each other next, potentially at the same venue.

“He’s broken records here before. He’s a legend in the sport and it’d be my honor to fight him next,” said Spence.


PACQUIAO

Pacquiao countered: “Yes, why not? – We’ll give the fans a good fight.

“I’m so happy to be here at AT&T Stadium. I hope I will be back here soon,” concluded the Filipino Senator.

There’s no doubting a Pacquiao v Spence unification would be a massive affair. Whilst Floyd Mayweather may have something to say on that matter.

Mayweather has been back in training lately as rumors continue of a possible rematch with old foe Pacquiao.

‘MayPac 2’ would prove much more lucrative for the Pacquiao than a Pay-Per-View outing with Spence.

Only time will tell.

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