Pacquiao fight now in UAE, says Koncz »

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao’s next fight on April 23 will definitely be in the United Arab Emirates. His opponent, however, has yet to be decided upon. That’s the message relayed to Filipino scribes by Mike Koncz Saturday, Pacquiao’s adviser, who facilitated the deal that superseded an earlier agreement forged by Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, for Pacquiao to fight Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane or any other Australian city. Horn remains in strong contention though, according…

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Will Uncle Bob Arum speak up, please »

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows boxing promoter Bob Arum gesturing while speaking at a press conference for boxers Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri in Los Angeles, California.
Arum has slammed as "total madness" a proposal to allow professional boxers to fight against amateurs in the Rio Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

There were three odd possibilities listed last week on how Jeff Horn of Australia could hope to upset Manny Pacquiao: 1) Pacquiao suddenly turns old; 2) Pacquiao shows up unprepared; 3) Pacquiao suddenly turns dull and dumb. In the same report emanating from Australia, Horn, the awful underdog, was given only an eight-point chance of winning, while Pacquiao got 92. Putting it plainly in pundit parlance, the chances of the unbeaten Horn were slim and…

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Pick my opponent, Pacquiao asks fans »

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao raises his WBO welterweight championship belt during a news conference upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, 38, will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Manny Pacquiao on Monday asked his legions of Twitter followers to choose his opponent after announcing his next world title defence will be in the United Arab Emirates. "See you in UAE for my next fight. #TeamPacquiao" the WBO world welterweight champion tweeted, appearing to scupper reports that he would next fight Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in April. Pacquiao then posted a poll on his official Twitter feed asking his…

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