By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) has booked his next fight.
The Phillipine Senator, Pacquiao, announced on Twitter that he has “come to terms” for an April 23 fight against his former sparring partner Amir Khan.
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
Two weeks ago, “Pacman” took to Twitter where he put up a poll asking fans who they would like to see him scrap next in the UAE.
The options were Amir Khan, Terrence Crawford, Kell Brook and Jeff Horn.
Who do you want me to fight next in the UAE?
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) February 12, 2017
As you can see above, Amir Khan was the overwhelming favorite from fans, receiving 48% of the near 45,000 votes.
“Pacman” was last seen in action in November of 2016 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Jessie Vargas, capturing the WBO welterweight title in the process.
Manny’s victory over Vargas marked his second in a row, as he had previously defeated Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision in April of 2016.
Meanwhile, Amir Khan (31-4) moved up to middleweight for his last contest where he suffered a sixth-round knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in his bid for the WBC middleweight title.
Prior to the setback, Amir Khan had reeled off five-straight wins which included victories over Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander, and most recently Chris Algieri.
Who do you think will emerge victorious in this high profile boxing match?