Spence eyes Pacquiao bout in return
Emmanuel B. Villaruel (The Freeman) - April 8, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Reigning WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence targets a megafight with either Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao or a unification bout with the undefeated WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford upon his return he hopes to happen by September or October.

In his previous fight, Spence kept his twin titles with a split decision victory over Shawn Porter on September 28 last year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Twelve days later, the 29-year-old Spence figured in a terrifying one-car accident in Dallas. He survived that life-threatening ordeal but it sidelined him for several months.

Spence was initially set to make a comeback in July or August but his timeline was reset to a later date due to the coronavirus that has knocked down all sporting events around the world for the time being.

Although WBC mandatory challenger Danny Garcia is standing on his way, Spence enlists two big names he wants to fight next and one of them is Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion in boxing history.

Spencer considers Pacquiao, at 40 years old, a dangerous opponent still.

Testament to that, Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweigh crownholder, won his last two fights decisively against Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman.

“I didn’t think he was going to look that good, I didn’t think he was going to look like that,” said Spence in a report by Steve Kim of ESPN.

“I would love to fight Pacquiao, he’s a future legend, he’s a Hall of Famer, he’s a guy I would love to fight. He has a belt, too, I would love to get that belt.”

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