Boxing legend and Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao has announced a date for his next fight , April 23 ,against former British lightweight Olympic champion Amir Khan.
Khan, who won a silver medal in 2004, confirmed on Twitter that his team had agreed to Pacquiao’s terms and would meet him for a “super fight.”
Pacquiao and Khan are no strangers to one another: They were both trained together by Freddie Roach.
In mid-February, Pacquiao asked his Twitter followers who he should fight “next in the UAE” — Khan was the overwhelming favorite, winning 48% of the votes cast.
It has not yet been disclosed where the fight will take place.
Pacquiao last year won two consecutive victories, defeating Timothy Bradley in April and then emerging with a win against Jessie Vargas in November.
Khan’s last fight was in April last year, when Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked him out with a massive blow.