Confirmed April 23, bout between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan

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Boxing legend and Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao has finally announced a date for this next fight — April 23 — against former British lightweight Olympic champion Amir Khan. It thus ends days of speculation in the media as to when would be the the much awaited ‘super fight’

Khan, who won a silver medal in 2004, confirmed on Twitter that his team had agreed to Pacquiao’s terms and would meet him for a “super fight.”


Pacquiao and Khan are no strangers to one another: They were both trained together by Freddie Roach.

In mid-February, Pacquiao asked his Twitter followers who he should fight “next in the UAE” — Khan was the overwhelming favorite, winning 48% of the votes cast.

It has not yet been disclosed where the fight will take place.
Pacquiao last year won two consecutive victories, defeating Timothy Bradley in April and then emerging with a win against Jessie Vargas 
Khan’s last fight was in April last year, when Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked him out with a massive blow.
Pacquiao  had said in a reported statement in July that his priority is the legislature, and that a fight would not interfere with his senatorial duties.
He was heavily criticized  when he served as a Representative, CNN Philippines reported.

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