Less than two days after Errol Spence Jr. (26-0) added a second world welterweight title to his waist there is news that the unified IBF and WBC champion has his next fight slated.
This past Saturday night the 29-year-old southpaw defeated Shawn Porter via SD in Los Angeles and he said that his desired adversary for his next fight is the WBA unified king Manny Pacquiao. However, according to Mike Coppinger “The Truth” will be facing Danny Garcia (35-2), a former unified welterweight champion himself on January 25 next year.
Sources: Deal in place for Errol Spence Jr. to defend unified welterweight championship vs. Danny Garcia, pegged for Jan. 25, in a PBC on FOX PPV. Garcia confronted Spence during champ’s in-ring interview with @HeidiAndrol after victory over Shawn Porter last night #SpencePorter
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 29, 2019
It’s definitely a good matchup, as both guys have proven they are elite, but Spence – Garcia is nowhere near Spence – Pacquiao or Spence – Crawford.
Garcia was in attendance for the fight between Errol Spence and Shawn Porter and after the clash was over the 31-year-old American called the champ out:
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) September 29, 2019
“He’s never faced a puncher that can hit as hard as me, and he likes to stay there,” said Danny Garcia to Fighthype about Spence last Saturday night following his win over Porter.
“That’s why I like this fight so much. That’s why I went inside the ring. I wasn’t going to go in there for no reason. I want this fight because I believe I can win this fight. It’s in the talks. It definitely can happen next,” said Garcia about Spence.