Pacquiao vs. Khan Signed for April 23

Posted: February 25, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight News
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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have agreed to terms for a welterweight bout on April 23.

The announcement was made simultaneously on Pacquiao and Khan’s official Twitter accounts.

Pacquiao last fought in November, winning a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas. Amir Khan has not fought since suffering a sixth round KO defeat to Canelo Alvarez last May.

Although preliminary discussions included the UK and United Arab Emirates as potential hosting sites, a venue for the bout has not been confirmed.

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Say what you want about Khan’s chin, but the man is about his coins. Most fighters would have to rebuild following a brutal, one-punch KO loss. Khan gets to jump right back on pay-per-view. And if this fight ends up in the UK, Khan will get to retain most of the UK TV money. A couple more million in the bank and yet another “superfight” awaits against Kell Brook no matter the outcome against Pacquiao.

For a guy that missed out on the Mayweather sweepstakes, Khan has done quite well on the business end. As for an early Pacquiao-Khan prediction, let’s just say I strongly believe Pacquiao’s KO drought will come to an end on April 23.

 

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