Shawn Porter Wants Manny Pacquiao After Errol Spence!
WBC welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-2, 17KO) has a tough task in trying to become a unified champion against IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (25-0, 21KO).
However, the 31-year old Ohio native has his sights on future Hall of Fame inductee and current WBA champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao. The WBC champion feels extremely confident going into the upcoming unification bout and, if victorious, wants the living legend next.
When asked about that fight in an interview with FightHype, the rough and rugged fighter gave candid answers.
“I’m just looking at the grand scheme of things and I think that had it been, Thurman we would be looking at Thurman again. We’re obviously specifically looking at that WBA title and looking at who’s holding it right now.”
“A performance I’m going to put on [against Spence] and then you go out of that and the next challenge is Manny Pacquiao.”
That indeed is a big fight and a challenge on a whole other level. Pacquiao proved that there is still a blazing fire in the furnace with an impressive performance against then-WBA champion Keith Thurman. The living legend left the boxing community in awe, winning the title back in July.
Given their come-forward, take-no-prisoner styles, the match would be a treat for fans. Plus, it would bring us one step closer to an undisputed welterweight champion since Zab “Super” Judah in 2005. However, let’s pump our brakes because the odds-makers feel the WBC champion is a serious underdog in the upcoming blockbuster Pay-Per-View.
Porter’s confidence is what we like to see in all of our champions. Although, just a little warning, the sport is filled with stories of epic failures of guys looking too far ahead instead of being focused on the challenge in front of them.
The champion vs champion bout takes place September 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on FOX Pay-Per-View.
By: Garrisson Bland