5 Potential Opponents: Manny Pacquiao
How good is it to see Manny Pacquiao back in boxing? Pacquiao wants to fight more and I think we’ll see him in the ring sometime later in the year. Pac-man has a few opponents he could fight next and today we’re going to look at some of those candidates.
5) Floyd Mayweather
We start the list with retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather - Pacquiao really wants this fight and a rematch interests many people. The first fight got millions watching with an explosive 4.6 million buy rate. Although Mayweather is retired, Pacquiao is desperate for this fight but we don’t know if the fight will actually happen but it could potentially be Pacquiao’s next fight.
4) The Winner of Terence Crawford Vs. Amir Khan
In a few weeks time, Terence Crawford will be defending his WBO welterweight champion against Amir Khan in Madison Square Garden. This will be a fantastic fight and Pacquiao verses the winner would be a great fight. Khan Vs. Pacquiao would just be fantastic, imagine the speed of the hands?! Crawford would be a good match for Pacquiao as well, either way - I want to see Pacquiao fight either one of those men.
3) Keith Thurman
Keith Thurman is the WBA super welterweight champion and at a record of 29-0, he is undefeated and has the potential to cause issues for pac-man. Thurman Vs. Pacquiao would be a great fight and it makes a lot of sense too.
2) Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence could fight Pacquiao sometime this year but I don’t see it happening. After Spence dominated Mikey Garcia 2 weeks ago, he confronted Pacquiao and Manny just showed limited interest in the fight. Also, Pacquiao tweeted a poll recently about who he should fight next and Spence was no where to be found. I don’t want to see this fight as I think Spence would just keep the offence on Manny for 12 rounds and pick up a decision victory over him and I don’t want that to happen to a 40 year old Pacquiao.
1) Shawn Porter
I think this is the most likely option for Pacquiao and I definitely think this is the fight which will happen. Porter has only suffered two loss in his career, one against Keith Thurman and the other being against Kell Brook. Both of them are credible names however and Porter has won against big names like Paulie Malignaggi and Adrian Broner - who Pacquiao just recently defeated earlier this year. Porter and Pacquiao would be a really good fight, I hope we see this.