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For Roach, Spence or Garcia as next Pacquiao foe

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Manila Standard Digital

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By Ponciano “John” Melo

CALIFORNIA, USA — After murmurs of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao 2 became deafening in recent days, legendary coach Freddie Roach might have doused cold water on the embers of that thought as he bared the names of the fighters Manny could go up against.
It could be Errol Spence Jr. or Danny Garcia opposite the fighting Senator from the Philippines inside the squared circle when he gets inside the ring for the 72nd time February of next year.
That is if the widely-regarded best trainer of all time would have his way in his ward’s next opponent.
“Regardless of who they pick, he’s going to be ready,” said Roach.
“I just hope they pick Errol Spence or someone good. He’ll be back I believe in February. They’re talking about that, but I’m not sure how close they are at getting it. Danny Garcia looks like a good fight,” he added as he’s still in the dark as to who exactly Pacquiao will fight early next year.
Pacquiao, who blemished the undefeated record of trash-talking Keith “One Time” Thurman back in July after a unanimous decision victory over the younger American.
Talks have been growing among the boxing world that Pacquiao could fight Spence, but after topping Shawn Porter recently, the undefeated champion was involved in a car accident.
Fortunately, Spence escaped without any serious injury after the crash, though his camp will most likely not take any chances with his health and force a match with the only 8-division world champion in a few month\’s time.
Meanwhile, Roach also says that Mikey Garcia could be a possible candidate for Pacquiao’s next fight, but the young boxer needs to earn his spot if he wants a shot at the 40-year-old boxing icon.
“He’s a solid fighter. Mikey Garcia, but he lost so badly in his last fight,” said Roach.
“People aren’t interested in that so much. For him [Mikey] to get that fight, he has to get a credible win. There’s a lot of good guys for him to fight. I like challenges,” Roach added.

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‘Underdog’ Marlon Tapales leaks aggressive plans vs Inoue

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Despite a 51% knockout ratio (KO) of Marlon Tapales, the underdog pinoy champion eyes an aggressive game plan vs Naoya Inoue on December 26, 2023 in Japan.

The Japanese monster has a 92% KO power but the sparring partner of Tapales revealed how the underdog pinoy became relentless.

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Anthony Joshua sees Usyk victory vs Fury next year

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Ukrainian Heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk is set to end Tyson Fury’s reign on February 14, 2024, in Saudi Arabia for an undisputed world title fight.

Fury and Usyk will unify World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight world titles.

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Wilder, Anthony Joshua ‘Day of Reckoning’ for 2024 clash

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Tyson Fury sticks to decision on boxing retirement

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua tune up fights vs Wallin and Parker in Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia prepare them for their super megafight next year.

This is part of the Day of reckoning fights on December 23, 2023 as follows: Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin; Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker ; Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller ; Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur ; Jai Opetaia vs. Ellis Zorro ; Frank Sanchez vs. Junior Fa ; Filip Hrgovic vs. Mark De Mori ; Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Agit Kabayel

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