Philippines, 17 Oct 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Spence looms as future Manny foe

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
08 Mar 2019



WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao may be at ringside for IBF counterpart titleholder Errol Spence, Jr.’s third defense against WBC/IBF lightweight ruler Mikey Garcia at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on March 16 to size up a likely future opponent.

Las Vegas international matchmaker Sean Gibbons said yesterday there has been no word from Floyd Mayweather’s camp on the possibility of negotiating a rematch. But Mayweather remains at the top of Pacquiao’s wish list for his next foe. Gibbons said the list is wide open and includes Spence, WBA “super” champion Keith Thurman and WBC ruler Shawn Porter. It’s no coincidence that Pacquiao, Spence, Thurman and Porter are aligned in Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions stable which lists 162 fighters from 26 countries. The only exception in the welterweight royalty is WBO king Terence Crawford who is with Top Rank.

“Whatever the Senator likes, I like,” said Gibbons. “The Senator is trying to go to Texas just to be on the scene to be seen. So far, nothing from Floyd at all. If the Senator makes it to Texas, I’ll be there. He’s supposed to be in Texas for the fight. The Senator’s staff is still working out his schedule. Floyd’s a good opponent but everybody is on the table for the Senator.”

Spence, 29, is the latest to be considered in the Pacquiao sweepstakes. The other day, Spence said the chance to fight Pacquiao would be a “no brainer.” “He’s a future Hall of Famer, an icon in the sport, a humongous draw,” said Spence. “There’s no telling whom he’ll fight next. He’s getting older but he’s got a few fights left. It’ll be a huge crossover fight for me, big for my resume to fight and beat someone like him. Pacquiao’s a really big name. It could be like the passing of the torch.”

Spence was described as a “big” 147-pounder by Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. He stands 5-9 1/2 and has a 72-inch wingspan compared to Pacquiao who’s 5-5 1/2 with a 67-inch reach. But in 2010, Pacquiao trounced Antonio Margarito who’s even bigger than Spence with a height of 5-11 and a wingspan of 73 inches. Curiously, Pacquiao beat Margarito in the same venue where Spence is facing Garcia on March 16.

Spence, a quarterfinalist at the 2011 AIBA World Championships and 2012 London Olympics, boasts a 24-0 record, with 21 KOs. He has won his last 11 bouts by knockout. One of his challengers, previously unbeaten Mexican Carlos Ocampo, took the full count from referee Laurence Cole on a body shot in the first round in Frisco, Texas, last June.

Before the Garcia fight, Spence’s biggest purse was the equivalent of $1.3 Million he earned in halting Kell Brook in the sixth round for the IBF crown in Sheffield, England, in 2017. He received $1.2 Million each for disposing of challengers Lamont Peterson and Ocampo.

Spence’s only common opponent with Pacquiao is Chris Algieri. In 2016, Spence floored Algieri thrice enroute to scoring a fifth round stoppage to become the first fighter to stop the stylish New Yorker. Two years earlier, Pacquiao dropped Algieri six times but didn’t finish him off to notch a lopsided win on points in Macau.

Spence’s trainer Derrick James has been on his side since his Golden Gloves days. Spence was a welterweight as an amateur and since turning pro in 2012, has fought within the 146-150 limit in every fight except once when he scaled 156 1/2 pounds in stopping South African Chris Van Heerden in the eighth round in Toronto in 2015.

“My main thing is I want to beat the best fighters in the division and be the guy who’s on top of the division,” said Spence, quoted by Thomas Gerbasi in Boxing News. “Beating the top names in the division, that’s great for my resume. I’m a person that hates to lose and I probably hate losing more than I love winning. I hate to see someone get the best of me or that person be the better man than me.”


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • T-2 Days: Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk Set for Light Heavyweight Title Unification LIVE on ESPN
    By , 17 Oct 2019
  • Sergey 'Krusher' Kovalev International Media Conference Call
    By , 17 Oct 2019
  • Despite Controversial Setback Against Greer, WBO #9 and IBF #11 Bantamweight Nikolai Potapov Returns to Action on October 30
    By , 17 Oct 2019
  • Undefeated Canadian Super Welterweight Cody "The Crippler" Crowley Headlines stacked "Homecoming V: Going Global" card
    By , 17 Oct 2019
  • SEN. PACQUIAO URGES ARMM POLICE TO STRONGLY SUPPORT PRES. DUTERTE’S WAR VS. ILLEGAL DRUGS
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, 16 Oct 2019
  • SHAW IS FIRST TEAM EUROPE WILDCARD
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Sampson Boxing Signs WBC #5 Minimumweight Luis Angel Castillo to a Promotional Contract
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Pinoy Fighters Eke Out Wins in Japan
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 16 Oct 2019
  • Preseason 2019: Golden State Warriors fall to short-handed Los Angeles Lakers
    By Tom Macasaet, 16 Oct 2019
  • MANO-A-MANO: CANELO VS. KOVALEV DOCUMENTARY TO DEBUT TONIGHT!
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Gvozdyk vs. Beterbiev: A Russia-Ukraine Story 10 Years in the Making
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • SIX PROSPECTS WITH COMBINED RECORD OF 65-1 FACE TOUGHEST TESTS OF THEIR CAREERS ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Jeter Promotions signs Featherweight Ebrima " E Boy" Jawara
    By , 16 Oct 2019
  • Light Heavyweight, a Bridge too far for Canelo? (of Pride and Boxing)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, 15 Oct 2019
  • November 30: Oscar Valdez and Carl Frampton Headline Super Featherweight Doubleheader at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas LIVE on ESPN+
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • This Friday-Seneca Fight Night: Boxeo Telemundo Edition, SOLD OUT
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • KACI: I PROMISE EUROPE WILL WIN BACK PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP IN VEGAS
    By , 15 Oct 2019
  • NM Arellano wins GM Balinas executive chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, 15 Oct 2019
  • Steph Curry’s spicy performance help GSW devour Minnesota Timberwolves in second preseason home game
    By Tom Macasaet, 15 Oct 2019
  • December 14: Terence Crawford-Mean Machine Welterweight Championship
    By , 15 Oct 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.