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.”
Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted. #PacquiaoKhan
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 26, 2017
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.