Danny Garcia wants no excuses from potential foes Pacquiao, Spence
MANILA, Philippines — Two-division champion Danny Garcia wants no less than the big names in the welterweight division for his next fight.
What he doesn’t want, though, is to hear any excuses from his potential foe, whom he expects to be either of the two champions in Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr.
Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), the WBA (Super) champion, turns 42 this year while Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), the IBF and WBC titleholder, is still trying to regain his old form after surviving a drunk-driving car crash last October in Dallas.
“If you ain’t ready, don’t get in the ring. You know? That’s just that simple,” said Garcia, referring to Spence, on DAZN’s The Ak And Barak Show.
“You know, I know they say Manny’s older now, but he’s coming off a big win. So, if he’s old, don’t get in the ring,” he added. “If Spence ain’t better, don’t get in the ring cuz I don’t wanna hear no excuses. I never made no excuses.”
Pacquiao may be nine years older than Garcia, but the Filipino ring legend has proven he still has a lot left in his tank following an impressive victory over the much younger Keith Thurman last July in Las Vegas.
Spence, meanwhile, has already resumed training but minus the sparring.
Garcia and Spence were originally slated to fight last January before Spence figured in the near-fatal crash just 12 days after he beat Shawn Porter.
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