Pacquiao had said four days ago that he and Khan’s management were in discussions for the fight.Multiple world champion Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan on April 23, both boxers said on Sunday.The 38-year-old Pacquiao had said four days ago that he and Khan’s management were in discussions for the fight, despite an earlier announcement the Filipino’s next bout would be against Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane.Who do you want me to fight next in the UAE?- Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 12, 2017
Pacquiao, however, had said that Horn was one of many possible opponents.Pacquiao tweeted:My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcement coming soon. #TeamPacquiao pic.twitter.com/nW5jpmwVJs- Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 23, 2017
The 30-year-old Khan, who won silver as a lightweight at the Athens Olympics, has not fought since last May when he moved up two weight classes to fight middleweight Canelo Alvarez.The much bigger Mexican proved too powerful and the Briton was knocked out in the sixth round and he is likely to drop back to welterweight to fight Pacquiao, who holds the World Boxing Organisation title at the weight.See you in UAE for my next fight. #TeamPacquiao pic.twitter.com/AioncFnlrV- Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 12, 2017
“My team and I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight,” Khan said on his Twitter page.Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight title last November against American Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas with an unanimous decision.No venue for the fight was announced.
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