Top five next opponents for Errol Spence

Errol Spence
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Errol Spence is America’s latest world champion. John Dennen considers where the new IBF welterweight champion should go next
  1. Manny Pacquiao

Spence confirmed his true ability beating Kell Brook at home in Sheffield. Errol is one of America’s brightest talents and deserves to take on the biggest names in the sport. In the absence of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao remains not only one of the most famous fighters in the world but still represents the highest level of the division. He would make for the biggest fight Spence could take aim at.

  1. Keith Thurman

It’s a natural fight that makes sense. Thurman has unified the WBC and WBA welterweight titles, is unbeaten like Spence and is a big puncher. Plus, Thurman would dispute Spence’s claims to be America’s best welterweight. Their styles would surely gel to put on another thriller too.

  1. Terence Crawford

A sublimely talented fighter, Crawford is dominating at light-welterweight currently. Stepping up to welter would give him a shot at a world title in a third weight class and would provide another true test of Spence’s quality.

Errol Spence

  1. Shawn Porter

Porter is just itching for a chance to reclaim a world title. He has lost to Keith Thurman but his victories over Andre Berto and Adrien Broner keep him in the running for another tilt at glory.

  1. Adrien Broner

Broner is seemingly incapable of keeping himself out of trouble but is the division’s favourite villain. They have some history from sparring and he would guarantee at least a personality clash with Spence.

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