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Pacquiao could find a foe after March 16

/ 05:30 AM March 09, 2019

No excitement whatsoever. There’s hardly a mention of this brewing prizefight classic here at home. After it was mentioned Manny Pacquiao could be a guest at ringside for the world welterweight championship bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia, there should be enough Pinoy fans asking what’s it all about.

It’s been tagged a must-see event, between unbeaten top pay-per-view stars.

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Spence, 29, is 24-0, with 21 knockouts.

Garcia, 31, is 39-0, with 30 knockouts.

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The title clash at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be for Spence’s IBF welterweight title on March 16.

Garcia, shorter by four inches than the 5-foot-10 Spence, opened as a 4-1 underdog.

A four-division world titlist, Garcia, the IBF/WBC lightweight champion, is moving two divisions up for the challenge.

The odds have however started to narrow down as the fight neared.

The fight was deemed a mission impossible for Garcia; a fool’s errand, as some pundits would put it.

But WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman gave a startling salute. He said Spence-Garcia could be like Duran-Leonard, or Chavez-Taylor.

The winner, needless to say, would be very qualified to be Pacquiao’s next foe, after the wild chase for Floyd Mayweaher Jr. has started to lose clear direction.

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Whether Pacquiao attends the Spence-Garcia fight or not, the fighting senator, reigning WBA welterweight champion, should next have a clear idea of what his possible next foe could be like.

The winner of the Spence-Garcia fight could also rise up as the best pound for pound boxer of the period.

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