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.)
(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:
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
Meanwhile, Khan also detailed the confirmation of the fight on social media:
My team an I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd
- Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) February 26, 2017
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.
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