Khan to fight Pacquiao in April

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Amir Khan will fight WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in April after the pair confirmed the match-up on Twitter.
Khan’s last fight took place in May 2016, with the Briton suffering the fourth loss of his career to Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez having stepped up a weight in a fight for the WBC and lineal middleweight titles.
Filipino Pacquiao, 38, has defeated Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas to pick up the WBO and lineal welterweight titles in his last two fights, having lost his previous titles to Floyd Mayweather Jr at the MGM Arena in May 2015.
Both Khan and Pacquiao took to Twitter on Sunday to announce a “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.
Pacquiao had created a Twitter poll asking his 110,000-plus followers to choose either Khan, Australian Jeff Horn, American Terence Crawford or Kell Brook as his next opponent and Khan finished top.

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