Errol Spence Jr.'s domination of Mikey Garcia meant more that just what happened in the ring.
"When I heard (Garcia) saying he had more power than me, (that) he was stronger than me, faster than me, his boxing IQ was better than me, it put a big chip on my shoulder to do what I did", Spence said.
Spence beating Garcia proves that marquee fighters from the lower weights face hurdles in taking on another fighter of nearly the same caliber at the higher weights.
On Saturday night atop the ring at at AT&T Stadium in neighboring Arlington, Spence made it clear who he wants next: Pacquiao. Picking up from that, the Filipino's sudden decision to be at Dallas further stirs the pot. And in his last fight prior to invading the welterweight ranks, Pacquiao disposed Ricky Hatton in two rounds at junior welterweight (140 pounds).More news: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trailer Reveals Quentin Tarantino's 9th Film
Spence showed over the weekend that he is better than Thurman, Garcia and Porter in terms of punching accuracy and volume.
Aside from an 11-year age gap, Forbes singled out how Spence holds a slight edge in height over Pacquiao.
"From the whole training camp, the experts like Sugar Ray Leonard felt like [Garcia] was too smart and I couldn't box [with him, ]" Spence said. Before Spence, the PacMan crossed paths with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and both had exchanged minor pleasantries.
Apparently, a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch stole the limelight for a second, overshadowing Spence's dominant showing against Garcia.More news: Facebook adjusts filters to better thwart discriminatory ads
Pacquiao, holder of the World Boxing Association crown, is likewise looking forward to a collision course with the 29-year-old puncher.
Errol Spence Jr and Manny Pacquiao appear to have agreed to fight each other after Spence outclassed Mikey Garcia to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time.
It also proves that Pacquiao is truly a class act, since his first fight at welterweight was a 12th round stoppage of Miguel Cotto. He is a unsafe adversary, meaning Pacquiao and his team need to make sure that the undefeated American not only hands the People's Champion a loss but a serious injury in the process.
After the fight was over, Spence called out Pacquiao for a summer showdown. And I doubt it if Crawford has the power to keep Spence at bay.More news: Crusaders respond to criticism of name in light of attacks