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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan agree terms on April 'super fight'

Pacquiao will fight former sparring partner after negotiations between the pair were concluded.

Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan pose as they negotiate a potential welterweight bout
Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan pose as they negotiate a potential welterweight bout

AMIR KHAN HAS landed his long-desired welterweight bout with WBO champion Manny Pacquiao, with help from the Filipino legend’s Twitter following.

Khan (31-4) won a poll of Pacquiao’s followers when the 38-year-old asked who his next title defence should be against.

Kell Brook – Khan’s fellow Briton, who has sought a bout with the Bolton native – Australia’s Jeff Horn and American Terence Crawford missed out.

Though Pacquiao (59-6-2) said at the time that his next bout would be held in the United Arab Emirates, a venue for his bout with Khan is yet to be confirmed.

Pacquiao is the reigning WBO welterweight champion, having won the belt against Jessie Vargas in November.

The pair have shared a coach in Freddie Roach in the past and have previously been sparring partners.

Roach claimed that former light-welterweight world champion Khan knocked out Pacquiao during those exchanges, which the 30-year-old has held up for many years as evidence of his top-level credentials.

Khan was brutally knocked out the last time he stepped in the ring, having stepped up two weight classes to fight Mexican mauler Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May last year.

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