Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia: Winner to face Manny Pacquiao?
Errol Spence may finally get the names he’s been after with a victory over Mikey Garcia.
With the time approaching to walk out to the ring at AT&T Stadium in front of thousands for Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia, the stakes could be at their highest for the winner; a shot at Manny Pacquiao. The future Hall of Famer will be present for the bout, an opponent that Spence has expressed interest in.
“That’s definitely a fight that I would want,” said Spence. “He’s (Pacquiao) kinda older, so he’ll be out I think in a year or so. So I would definitely want that fight before any other fight because I know he’s probably gonna retire soon.”
Pacquiao, 40, (61-7-2, 39KOs), holds the WBA secondary welterweight title and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner in January. He could be nearing the end of his legendary career, as he has stated that he’ll probably fight for two or three more years. Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to capture titles in eight divisions.
Spence, (24-0, 21KOs) will make the third defense of his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KOs) Saturday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Kenny Porter, the father and trainer of WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter, has also expressed interest in Spence. In an exclusive interview with Fanatics View, Porter stated that next he would like “Errol Spence, Errol Spence, and uh… Errol Spence.”
With Spence seemingly under the radar of the names that he has eyed for some time, he’ll look for a strong outing against Garcia to bolster his stock. Shall Spence emerge with a victory over Garcia, the tide could be on it’s way to making a turn.
“You can look at my Twitter feed, and my Instagram,” said Spence. “Ive been calling guys out since I was like 14-0. Been calling Keith Thurman out, Shawn Porter, all these other guys out. And you know, I haven’t got it.”