British champ Skeete targets Pacquiao

Has Manny Pacquiao become a stepping stone? WBO #4, IBF #6, WBC #14 welter Bradley Skeete (26-1, 12 KOs) has his sights set on Pacman if he can get past Dale Evans (13-3-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London.

“…ideally, I’m a year off a challenge to Spence or Thurman,” said Skeete, who currently holds the British domestic belt. “With another year’s hard work and commitment, I’ll be good to go in 2018. But Pacquiao is a different kettle of fish. With my WBO ranking and him doing a world tour, that’s the most possible….and most winnable.

“He’s much older, very near the end of his career and he’s TINY. I’m about six inches bigger. And he’s not had a stoppage win in almost eight years. We’re not talking the fresh young Pacman who used to cause hell. He’s a legend, there’s maximum respect but it’s possible I’d be getting him at the right time. We could have it either in London or Vegas.”

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