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BREAKING: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Amir Khan Set To Fight On April 23rd

BREAKING: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Amir Khan Set To Fight On April 23rd

Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have agreed to fight on April 23rd after the pair of boxers confirmed the world title bout on Twitter. It's ON!

Following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao has reeled off back-to-back wins over Tim Bradley and Jesse Vargas while claiming his old belt - WBO world title, against the latter.

(Pacquiao drops Vargas en route to a decision victory.)

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(Pacquiao celebrates with the WBO belt over his shoulder.)

Whereas Khan hasn't fought since being flattened by Mexican sensation 'Canelo' but did land the money fight he had been seeking for so long. Though prior to that fight, the Bolton-native racked up five consecutive wins including scalps over ex-world champions; Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri.

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(Khan and 'Canelo' during their fight in May 2016.)

'Pacman' took to Twitter confirming the super-fight, claiming it's the match-up fans want:

Meanwhile, Khan also detailed the confirmation of the fight on social media:

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Both fighters were under the tutelage of Hall of Famer trainer Freddie Roach until Khan split with him citing a lack attention. Roach frequently traveled to the Philippines to attend to his star pupils needs as a result of his political endeavours.

Pacquiao or Khan? Who you got? Let us know in the comments section below.

Topics: Boxing, Pacquiao

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.