Social Media Talks as Khan and Pacquiao Arrange Bout

February 27, 2017

WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will fight British boxer Amir Khan on April 23. No venue has been announced for the bout, despite Pacquiao’s recent comments that he wished for his next battle to take place in the UAE. The UK, Dubai and USA are being considered as possible venues.

The Filipino Pacquiao recently ran a poll on social networking site Twitter, offering his followers four choices to select his next opponent. Khan won with 48% of the vote, with Pacquiao embracing the decision by tweeting, ”this is what the fans wanted”.

Khan lost his last fight in May 2016, while Pacquiao returned from retirement to regain his World Title in November.