Monday 22 January 2018

Pacquiao and Khan agree to terms for April fight

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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have taken to Twitter to announce that they have agreed to terms for a fight in April.

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on April 23 in a "super fight" both men have announced on Twitter.

After the pair revealed earlier this week that negotiations were ongoing over a potential bout, a date has now been agreed, though no venue has been announced.

Pacquiao, 38, tweeted: "Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted."


And Khan posted: "My team an I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd."

There were reports earlier this week that a verbal agreement was in place for Pacquiao-Khan to take place in either Bolton or Manchester. The United Arab Emirates has been suggested as the likeliest location, but there has been no confirmation.

Pacquiao continues to be trained by Freddie Roach but Khan left the American in September 2012 and is now under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter.

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