Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence in the works for July in U.S

Manny Pacquiao is negotiating with Errol Spence Jr for a fight in July on pay-per-view in the United States. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) has moved on from his negotiations with his plans for a June 5th fight against WBO 147-lb champion Terence Crawford after the investors in the UAE failed to produce the money, according to Mike Coppinger.

Pacquiao is rumored to have wanted a massive amount of money for the Crawford fight. Whether the Filipino star can get a big enough purse to sign to fight Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) is the big question.

If the $40 million that Pacquiao was rumored to be asking for to fight Crawford is true, that could be an obstacle to making the Spence fight. Is there a promoter that is willing to put up that kind of money during the pandemic?

We’ll have to see if there’s enough money on the PBC side to motivate the 42-year-old Pacquiao to sign to fight Spence.

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Things could be made easier if one of the overseas countries paid a massive site fee to bring Pacquiao and Spence over there.

There would likely be enough money for the former eight-division world champion Pacquiao to agree to the deal, but that may not happen. Pacquiao vs. Spence isn’t on the same level as the heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

It’s been musical chairs lately for Pacquiao, with Crawford, Ryan Garcia, and Mikey Garcia ll being mentioned as potential options for the Filipino star. None of those fights have happened, which is why boxing fans are highly doubtful that the Pacquiao-Spence fight will take place.

It’s difficult to know why it’s become so difficult to put a fight together with Pacquiao. Is he asking for too much money at this point in his career, or is he having a hard time deciding on he wants to fight?

Errol Spence Jr., Manny Pacquiao - Boxing News

Years ago, Pacquiao was incredibly popular, but his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015 has arguably led to a decrease in his popularity. It hasn’t helped that Pacquiao has only had one big high-profile fight against Keith Thurman in the last six years. The rest of Pacquiao’s fights since 2015 have been lackluster match-ups against these fighters:

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  • Timothy Bradley
  • Jessie Vargas
  • Adrien Broner
  • Lucas Matthysse
  • Jeff Horn

In hindsight, Pacquiao might have hurt his popularity by fighting these guys instead of the matches that the boxing world wanted to see.

Although Pacquiao did take on Thurman two years ago, he took that fight a couple of years too late. Thurman was already a faded fighter by the time Pacquiao chose to fight him. If Manny had fought Thurman in 2016 or 2017, it would have been a bigger deal.

Spence is the end of the line for Pacquiao as far as popular welterweights go that he can make money fighting.

Errol Spence Jr., Manny Pacquiao - Boxing News

There is Mikey Garcia as an option for Pacquiao if the Spence fight fails to happen, but he’s not a legitimate welterweight, and he’s done nothing with his career since 2018.

 

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21 thoughts on “Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence in the works for July in U.S”

  1. Mr. Krudo
    Pacquaio’s a monster in boxing. You may not recognize what the boxing world already does.

  2. PACQUIAO IS NOT A GOOD BOXER NOR A LEGEND. HIS 8 DIVISION CHAMPION DOESN’T COUNT COZ HE HAS A 9 FIGHTS THAT FAVOR FOR HIM TO WIN, MEANING 9 FIXED FIGHTS….LAS VEGAS FAVORING HIM TO WIN COZ HE IS MR PAY PER VIEW,, HE IS MADE IN LAS VEGAS

    • “I think u are out of crude,ur mind keeps stumbling and ur limousine out of path and correct ur navigator and all that path will send you the right direction. Please drive your self correctly”.

  3. You sound dumb‼️ A Pacquiao/Spence fight would be way larger than a Tyson Fury Joshua fight! Tyson Fury should be banned from boxing. So stop with all the FAKE NEWS‼️ Tyson Fury’s and is still in arbitration Deontay Wilder .. in the end Tyson Fury will be stripped of the WBC belt making a fight with Joshua IMPOSSIBLE‼️

  4. What are you talking about fading.his still in his prime when he fought paquaio..even he fight happen in2016 paquaio gonna knock him out..

  5. Very bias article. Is this about an upcoming fight or discrediting MP’s fights in the twilight years of his career?

  6. Ahm, I respect every writer’s opinion, though.

    But I also know how to separate a ‘just plain’ writer to a ‘legit/true’ boxing analyst.

  7. Manny Pacquiao who’s 42 can still fight with Spence or Crawford and if Manny asking $40 Million in my book he’s worth it? He became champion in 8 different weight classes only boxer to accomplish that so yes he’s worth the $40 Million!!! 😎🥊🥊

  8. I’ve got The Senator have had him for Several Years. I like Spence but going with The Legend and that’s the Truth. 😆

  9. The fact that all current welter weight elites wants to fight Pac in spite of his age should’ve helped the writer of this article grasp that his stocks are still very high especially after beating Thurman who was undefeated

  10. Calling Thurman faded is not accurate, he was undefeated and still at his prime before he fought Pacquiao and would arguably beat or at least give Spence and Crawford a hard time.

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