Danny Garcia has revealed he will face unified welterweight champion Errol Spence or fight legend Manny Pacquiao sometime this fall. Earlier this week The Athletic reported Garcia would be fighting pound-for-pound star Spence in a Fox Sports pay-per-view later this year, with the date still to be decided.
Speaking on “The Ak & Barak Show,” Garcia admitted Spence could well be his next opponent but the Philadelphia native refused to rule out taking on Pacquiao first.
“It can be done,” Garcia said regarding fighting Spence next. “I was told either him or Manny Pacquiao. I know I said September on [Instagram Live], but it should be in the fall. I don’t wanna say. I don’t wanna give false information, like September. But it may be in the fall. Either him or Manny Pacquiao. So, that’s what I was told.
“You know, it doesn’t matter to me at this point. Both of them are champions. Spence would be better because I would win two titles and I would become a five-time world champion. But even beating a legend in Manny Pacquiao would be … that’ll be a great thing for my legacy. So, it doesn’t matter to me at this point.”
Garcia was supposed to face Spence earlier this year but the fight was scrapped after the champion was involved in a drunk driving incident which left him with cuts to his face and damaged teeth. Garcia instead fought and beat Ukrainian Ivan Redkach over 12 rounds on January 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn – something he is happy to have done given the current climate.
“I was supposed to fight Spence in January. Remember, January 25th I was supposed to fight him. The fight was done, and I’m glad I did fight in January because if I didn’t fight in January, I would’ve been out the ring for a long time because no one knew about COVID-19. I’m glad I pushed for a fight and I’m glad I got a fight because I would’ve been out the ring for a long time.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
Who would you prefer to see Danny Garcia face next? Errol Spence or Manny Pacquiao?