Errol Spence Jr, the IBF welterweight champion is regarded by many as one of the best fighters in the sport today pound for pound.
While pound for pound is always debated by many fans given the difficult nature of the concept in the first place, Spence is probably in most people’s top five pound for pound lists today.
Alongside the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez and other top tier boxers in the sport.
Not long ago Filipino boxing legend Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao was considered one of the best, if not the best pound for pound fighter in boxing himself.
While past his best now, 40 year old Pacquiao showed last month with his impressive unanimous points win over 29 year old four-weight world champion Adrien Broner that he still has a place at the top level of the sport for the time being.
Indeed, Errol Spence while speaking in an open media scrum expressed his interest in bringing Pacquiao to his home State of Texas for a fight with him:
“I think it makes sense for Manny Pacquiao to come here (Texas) and fight. I mean, he has a huge fan base. I think Fox pay per view right here at the AT&T Stadium I think that would be big — me versus Pacquiao.”
It’s hard to know if such a fight would happen at this late stage of Pacquiao’s career given the risk it would present him.
But it’s certainly one that could be made logistically speaking at least with both men fighting on the same network and both having the same adviser Al Haymon.
Pacquiao is back home for the time being looking after his political duties but expect news on his next bout in the coming weeks at some point.