IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0) confirmed his goal is to face WBA undisputed welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2) after his upcoming bout with WBC welterweight king Shawn Porter (30-2-1).
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The two Americans will be meeting in Los Angeles on September 28 in a unification fight. Many believe Porter will be a way tougher challenge for “The Truth” than his last clash with Mikey Garcia, but Eroll Spence is obviously looking ahead.
Last month, the 40-year-old Filipino star defeated Keith Thurman in a spectacular fashion, capturing the WBA “Super” belt. It’s understandable why the 29-year-old Spence Jr. wants to face Pacquiao – Manny has no more than 2-3 fights left and if a fight such as Errol-Manny happens, both guys will be getting enormous paydays.
“I’m looking for the Manny Pacquiao after this. I definitely want the Manny Pacquiao fight. He’s a Hall of Famer, he’s a legend, he fought the best fighters of my era and the past era. You definitely don’t know when Manny Pacquiao could retire so I want that,” Spence told TMZ Sports.
Meanwhile, there are still rumors that a potential rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could turn to reality, but the IBF champ doesn’t wanna hear this.
“I don’t wanna see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2. Floyd made enough money, let the young guys make some money,” Spence said. “I’d like to see him stay retired.”