Spence: Me vs. Pacquiao Makes Sense
After Errol Spence successfully retained his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia back on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, he took the opportunity to call out WBA “world” champion and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
Spence dominated Garcia the likes no one had ever seen to extend his unbeaten streak and make a third successful defense of his IBF title. During the post-fight interview with Spence, Pacquiao stepped into the ring and he stated he wouldn’t mind a title unification bout with Spence for his next bout.
Pacquiao last competed back in January, scoring a unanimous decision over Adrien Broner to retain his WBA title.
Spence feels that the timing for the fight is perfect, as he’s looking to unify the division while the legendary Pacquiao is in the closing stages of his career. A Spence-Pacquiao showdown is possible for July, and Spence feels it could do even better at AT&T Stadium than his fight with Garcia did.
“He just beat Adrien Broner on pay-per-view,” Spence said. “He actually holds the record for the most tickets sold at AT&T Stadium. I feel like it only makes sense to face Manny Pacquiao, back at the AT&T Stadium, and break his record and maybe have 70,000 seats filled. I’m putting on my promoter’s hat now.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene