Amir Khan will take on WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao on April 23rd after the pair confirmed the fight on social platform Twitter at the weekend.
The location has yet to be agreed, with various venues in different countries being touted. Reports earlier in the week suggested that the match-up could take place in either Khan’s hometown, possibly Bolton Wanderers Football ground or more than likely if it’s in the UK, the near-by Manchester Arena would be favourite.
However Pacquiao had already revealed that his next fight would be in UAE (United Arab Emirates) and it’s believed there is high possibility at this stage that that is where he will face Khan, Dubai appears the likely place.
Both fighters took to Twitter on Sunday to announce their “super fight” due to take place on April 23.
“Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted,” Pacquiao tweeted.
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
“My team an I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd,” tweeted Khan.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) February 26, 2017
Khan has not fought since May 2016, when he was knocked-out by Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez having stepped up two weight divisions to contest the WBC middleweight title.
Pacquiao, 38, who came back out of retirement last year to defeat Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas and picked up the WBO and lineal welterweight titles, having lost his previous crowns to Floyd Mayweather Jr in May 2015.
Pacquiao and Khan use to be gym mates at the Wild Card Gym in LA, trained by Freddy Roach. They once both said they would never fight each other, but after time the fight is now on.
Here they are sparring in the Wild Card Gym.
— EditinKing Boxing 🥊 (@EditinKing) February 26, 2017
We will have more on this fight in the coming weeks in there run up to April 23rd.