LOS ANGELES — As Manny Pacquiao is focused on his training camp for next month’s match against Keith Thurman, the Pacman is already keeping an eye on some of the other marquee matchups in his division.
With several undefeated world champions and at least one sure fire hall of famer in Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s 147-pound welterweight division may have the biggest fights.
As the Pacman and undefeated American Keith Thurman, who each hold versions of the WBA world title train for their July 20th showdown, another high profile welterweight fight has been announced.
Undefeated IBF champ Errol Spence Jr will fight WBC champion Shawn Porter this fall — and the Pacman wouldn’t mind facing off against the winner.
He’s been hoping to fight a third fight this year in December.
Prior to the Pacman taking on Thurman, he had strongly considered the 25-year old Spence, while Porter has served as a sparmate for the Pacman in the past.
The two reunited past weekend, as Pacquiao guested on Fox’s Inside PBC, hosted by Porter.
Spence said earlier this year that he’d be willing to fight Pacquiao.
“It’s a fight I don’t even have to think about, that’s another pay-per-view fight.”
Terrence Crawford holds another title in the welterweight division, while Danny Garcia also remains among the top of the list.
While he is retired, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may still be the big money man among the 147 pounders.
The final details for the unification match between Spence have yet to be released but reports suggest that the Pay-Per-View fight may happen in September at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
If the Pacman does pursue these top welterweights for future fights, negotiations shouldn’t be much trouble. With the exception of Crawford, most of the top welterweights fight under the PBC banner.