The US stars Porter, the World Boxing Council champion, and Spence, the International Boxing Federation champion, meet at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
“The winner of this fight is unquestionably about to be the simplest welterweight within the world. There’s no way around it,” Spence said. “Being a unified champion and stamping my place within the division makes ME even hungrier to win.”
The card includes another all-American title confrontation between corpuscle super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell and unconquered ex-champion David Benavidez.
“It’s about to be an honest fight, a detailed fight, however, I feel Spence can win,” Pacquaio predicted.
Spence, a 29-year-old southpaw, is 25-0 with twenty-one knockouts as he prepares to defend for a fourth time the crown he took from British town hero Kell Brook in 2017 at Sheffield, England.
“I’m looking for the stoppage. I want to form a press release that I am clearing out the division,” Spence the same. “I wish Manny Pacquiao and every one of the highest names during this division.”
Porter, 31, carries a mark of 30-2 with one drawn into his second defense of the title he took from Danny Garcia last September by unanimous call. “When I beat Errol Spence, it does not imply he is deed,” Porter the same. “But I am about to look out of him and chase Manny Pacquiao. That’s the plan.”
Porter lost the IBF crown in 2014 to Brook, the primary defeat of his career, and also lost to Keith Thurman in 2016 for the WBA title. But since then he has won four fights in a very row, the foremost recent a decision over Cuban Yordenis Ugas last March to stay his crown.
“I’m wanting to form a press release by being the primary person to knock Shawn out,” Spence the same. “It’s important to me to get the knockout. It’s a goal of mine to prevent him.” Porter wants to drop Spence from the unbeaten ranks.
“I wish to be the guy UN agency beats him and takes his zero,” Porter said. “I’m aggressive and I am robust and guys cannot handle it. I have the correct instruction to urge the work done weekday. I have the fashion to challenge him physically and mentally.”
Dirrell, let go twelve years to his rival at age thirty-four, took the vacant crown in February by beating Turkey’s Avni Yildirim, improving to 33-1-1. His sole loss came in his solely previous title defense, also for the WBC crown, when he fell to Sweden’s Badou Jack in 2015.
“Age is just a number,” Dirrell said. “You see Manny Pacquiao and fighters like that UN agency went out and beat younger opponents. You have to be determined and still centered on the sport.
“Experience is unquestionably a giant key during this fight. I think that he has holes in his game and I am about to expose it on a weekday night.”