With the victory, Pacquiao regained his status as one of the best welterweights in the planet and will have no shortage of future opponents. Currently signed to Premier Boxing Champions, Pacquiao has numerous options on the table. Lets take at look at some of them.
There have been rumors flying for the past couple months about who Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35KOs) will fight next. A lot has happened recently. A lot of names being mentioned, some changes in the division. One thing is for certain though – no matter who Canelo fights, boxing fans will be tuning in for it.
Cancio proved it was their first fight was no fluke, as he stopped Machado again last Friday; this time quicker, to retain his “regular” WBA 130 pound title.
Gennady Golovkin (39-1, 35KOs) was back in full force yesterday when he knocked out Steve Rolls (19-1, 10KOs) in the fourth round. It was definitely a tune-up fight for Golovkin that was meant to showcase his skill in his DAZN debut. Now with that fight out of the way, who should be next for the Kazakh slugger?
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager said that they were considering three boxers for his next fight. Here is who…
This is a true grudge match that has both fighters eager to cause the other a lot of damage. There will for sure be be fireworks!
It wasn’t too long ago that Canelo was universally loved in the boxing world.
Next up for Khan is the fighter many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and boy what an upset would it be if Khan could pull it off…
Vasiliy Lomachenko is back and he has no shortage of opponents. Whether its a fellow champion, a solid contender, a rising star, or another elite fighter, Lomachenko has options. It will be interesting to see which fights get made and whether he can continue to prove he is among the pound for pound greats.
Should these two fighters meet, it would be the most anticipated fight in a long time and we would have the chance to see the absolute two best welterweights on the planet share the ring. These two have risen to the top, and pundits would undoubtedly be split about who would win. This is as 50/50 as a fight gets.
This Saturday, two of boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters will square off when Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21KO’s) defends his IBF welterweight title against four-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KO’s) in Dallas, Texas. The fight, which will be broadcast by Fox Pay-Per-View, is highly anticipated by many fans and boxing media alike, but also criticized by others.
Can Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) really hang with the top welterweights? He has fought top and mid-level welterweights within the division but the results have not been very convincing. Last nights display against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) was far from convincing and many had him losing the fight including the Fox TV broadcasters.
It has been nearly 20 years since there was an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that was Lennox Lews. Take a look at how we could see history repeat itself 20 years later as competition in the heavyweight division is currently white hot.
Currently, the light heavyweight division is stacked and easily one of the sport’s best. From the WBC champ, to the IBF champ, the division is filled with savages roaming around.
Currently the WBA “regular” champion, and recently signed to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, Manny Pacquiao has no shortage of fights on the table.