It’s officially time to crown IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) as the best in his division. His win against Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) was expected and not expected at the same time.
Many thought he would win, but they thought he would use his size and strength to overpower the smaller Garcia. A knockout seemed inevitable. No one expected Spence Jr. to box circles around Garcia, who is known as being one of the best pure boxers in the entire sport.
It was a beautiful display.
This win has officially placed him as the best in his division and he is rapidly moving up the Welterweight rankings. The only question left is who does he face next?
Fights against Terence Crawford and Keith Thurman just isn’t going to happen next folks, get over it. Don’t be too upset, there are still a few names that he take on. Let’s take a look.
Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) is a legend. He is also 40 years old. He isn’t quite in his prime anymore, but he also isn’t washed up either.
His loss against Jeff Horn in 2017 was overwhelmingly regarded as a robbery. Outside of that, he hasn’t lost a fight in eight years. The legend is still fast and has plenty of power. Let’s also not forget that he has the experience as well.
Too many times in boxing, the young up-and-coming contender/champion is given a chance to build up their name and reputation by facing an older fighter who was once great.
This isn’t the case in this situation.
If Errol Spence Jr gets his wish and faces Pacquiao it won’t be as easy as many would seem. Listen, Pacquiao was a great fighter and still is a great fighter. Spence would be expected to win that fight, but he’ll be pushed like never before.
WBC champ Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) is a rough-and-rugged fighter. His style could cause Errol Spence Jr. some major issues if they were to match up.
Say what you want about the style of Porter, but he gets the job done.
He is also having the best run of his career. Wins over Andre Berto, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas have Porter’s confidence through the roof right now. Let’s make this matchup happen so the winner can become a unified champion.