From Chris Williams: Trainer Virgil Hunter says he sees IBF welterweight winner Errol Spence Jr. being overly too powerful for celebrity Manny Pacquiao at a unification fight between these. Hunter thinks that Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) will do a better job of being competitive than Mikey Garcia was Saturday night at his onesided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Spence, 29, in their own fight Fox Sports pay-per-view at AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas.
Even though Pacquiao climbed into the ring to just accept difficult to fight Spence next, it remains to be seen if the fight tends to probably get put together or never. Pacquiao didn’t even look overly excited in accepting Spence’s no challenge. Unfortunately for Pacquiao, he doesnt have a lot of great options at welterweight for big money. When he confronts Shawn Porter, Terence Crawford or Keith Thurman, ” there ’s a good chance he loses to each one them, also he’d probably receive less attention fighting with them than he’d against Spence. When you take a look at it from this perspetive, it makes sense for Pacquiao to fight Spence to find the most attention, and possibly the largest money back. Pacquiao could earn additional money fighting with a rematch against 42-year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he chooses to fight him again, however it doesn’t even look like that ’therefore willing to take action.
“I visit Errol overpowering Manny in this stage,” Virgil Hunter said to AB Boxing News. “In precisely the same time, I visit Manny putting up a tiny bit more rivalry than Mikey did, as he’s been at the branch for a short time. However, I prefer Errol deeply,” Hunter stated.
If Spence chooses to ship Pacquiao from the surface such as he did against Mikey Garcia past Saturday, he then ’ll don’t have any possibility of winning. Pacquiao was ready to over come the huge height and reach the 5’10” Oscar De La Hoya at 2008, but which has been a different time and a different fighter. De La Hoya had been older, weight drained, and completely shot during that time he required that fight Manny. Moreover, Pacquiao was at the prime of his own career with him with a lot of power and speed moving because of him. But even that variant of Pacquiao may probably get pumped out from Spence, who’d be quite happy to slug it out with a tiny guy like Pacquiao if he tried to punch with him the way he did against the over-the-hill, ring rusty and weight drained De La Hoya at 2008.
“It might [be a good fighter]. Manny showed he has a lot left from the [Adrien] Broner fight,” Malignaggi said to Fighthype when asked regarding the prospects of Manny Pacquiao fighting Spence. “Obviously, we’d like to see Manny contrary to the highlevel guys. If you say it interest you or not, you’re going to see this fight [Spence vs. Pacquiao], as Manny is actually just a huge name, also Errol is just one of those up and coming guys that’s seeking to become a major star, and people kind of leaves him as one of the near future stars of the game. I think this really is type of a changing of the shield type of conflicts [i.e., Spence vs. Garcia]. Manny has a big following, and he’s coming up with some rather key wins to help keep him more relevant, also Errol is in the prime of his own career, also dominating very high level opposition such as he just did the weekend. I believe that the fight makes sense, and I believe it’will make dollars and cents too,” Malignaggi said.