The World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Shawn Porter wants Manny Pacquiao as his next opponent after he wins the title unification bout against the undefeated IBF champion Errol Spence on Sunday (Manila time) in Los Angeles, California.
The talented 147-pound division only piqued by fights against Spence and Pacquiao, who is the WBA (Super) champion.
“The fights that matter to me are the ones that will make me the best welterweight on the planet, and that starts with Errol Spence in my next fight. After that I’d like to take on Manny Pacquiao,” he told Sky Sports.
“Boxing for me right now is about looking at the guys in my weight class who can get me motivated and want to get in the gym and give my all every single time. Errol Spence is a fighter that does that for me and that’s where I want to be at.”
No fight against Brook and Khan
However, Porter was asked if he still wants to level the score with Kell Brook, who gave him his first loss in 2014.
“Would I want to fight Brook again? I don’t think so. His career has gone off in a totally different direction to mine after he beat me, and I don’t think me beating him now and leveling things up would bring a whole lot of credit. He’s been beat by GGG and then he lost to Spence, and I don’t even think he has anything lined up at the moment,” he said.
He also lost interest in fighting with Amir Khan.
“Khan was a great fighter, and a fight between me and him a couple of years ago would’ve been certain to get people talking.”
“He’s still about now and he’s doing okay for himself, but he doesn’t have anything I want at the moment.” he added.