A matchup between welterweights Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr is reportedly in the works for this summer after talks collapsed with Terence Crawford, according to ESPN, WBA champion Pacquiao and WBC and IBF titleholder Spence Jr are currently locked in discussions while “Pac Man” has resumed training in preparation for his return to the ring in July, And now that “Bud” Crawford seems to be out of the picture, for the time being, talks between both sides have begun to intensify to set up a super-fight this summer that would crown a unified ruler of the division.
Crawford and Spence appeared to be on a collision course after the former beat Shawn Porter at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to add the WBC belt to his IBF version. Crawford is the WBO champion and, in what is still a relatively shallow division, it seemed almost inevitable that the pair would cross paths at some point.
In recent information, Arnold Vegafria, Pacquiao’s business manager, posts a teaser of the blockbuster fight on Instagram.
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Manny Pacquiao is fighting Mikey Garcia in Dubai, likely in July 2021, and unlike previous reports regarding Pacquiao’s next opponent, which only cited sources, this news breaker comes from someone who should know the real deal, Arnold Vegafria, Pacquiao’s business manager, posted a teaser poster on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, April 27, showing Pacquiao, boxing’s sole eight-division world champion, and four-division titlist Garcia.
Vegafria, Pacquiao legal counsel lawyer Brando Viernesto, and associates Jake Joson and Ping Nepomuceno represent Paradigm Sports Management, headed by Audie Attar, which has co-owned the rights for Pacquiao’s fights and promotional deals since last year, this development came after Pacquiao’s supposed megabuck bout with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Terence Crawford in the United Arab Emirates for June fell through, allegedly because the investor failed to produce the money guarantee, Garcia claimed in March he’d be fighting Pacquiao in May but nothing concrete came out until it got buried by the Pacquiao-Crawford hullabaloo, out of the ring for 21 months, the 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2) with 39 knockouts, has been doing light workouts in General Santos City with longtime local trainers Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri for two weeks though there was no mention of his opponent.