If true this means that Khan has finally landed a fight that he's coveted for several years - and that Manny Pacquiao was serious about letting fans choose his next opponent. "Further announcements coming soon", Pacquiao, 38, said on his official Twitter feed.
Here's the latest update on the possible Manny Pacquiao and Brit Amir Khan fight.
Pacman was already scheduled to fight Jeff Horn in Australia on this coming April 22 but Amir Khan hopes to jump, according to Forbes. Hearn last week described as "incorrect" the initial rumours that Khan-Pacquiao would happen. Pacquiao was elected to his seat in the Philippines senate in May.
Yahoo Sports reached out to Arum and Pacquiao advisor Michael Koncz, but had not received comment as of this writing. Even if Khan wins the WBO welterweight title from Pacquiao, it doesn't mean he's going to hold onto it for very long.
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Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao have confirmed that they will meet in the ring on April 23.
Meanwhile, Amir has his eyes set on his encounter with the boxer turned senator Pacquiao and has yet to accept the Pakistani challenge. "I know a lot about Manny Pacquiao". His record stands at 59-6-2, with Khan's at 31 victories and four defeats. Of the four options, Horn was ranked last. Manny Pacquiao has won titles in eight different weight classes. Is Pacquiao perhaps just faded enough for Khan's blistering speed of hand to give him real problems?
Since January, Arum had been widely quoted as saying the Filipino would next face Horn in April, although Pacquiao's aides insisted nothing had been confirmed. 48% of respondents picked Khan, followed by the next 24% that selected Brook.