Pac ditches Horn for Khan »

Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. File photos

  Manny Pacquiao values what the fans want. Giving in to his Twitter followers’ clamor, the Fighting Senator announced Thursday that his team is negotiating with the camp of British fighter Amir Khan for his next fight set April 23 in the United Arab Emirates. “My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight,” Pacquiao said on his Twitter feed. “Further announcement coming soon.” The new development, which effectively…

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Manny Pacquiao ‘in negotiations’ to fight Amir Khan »

In this photo taken on September 29, 2016, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao stretches before a training session at a gym in Manila, ahead of his November 6 bout with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas.  / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was "in negotiations" to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. "My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcements coming soon," Pacquiao, 38, said on his official Twitter feed. Pacquiao's post follows various accounts from different sources over who he will be facing next and where the fight…

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Did the Old Fox get outfoxed? »

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines lands a right to the head of Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Unbeaten Jeff Horn of Australia (16-0-1) has always paled as a disposable prospective next opponent for the legendary Filipino boxing superhero Manny Pacquiao. The clean-cut former school teacher from Brisbane was so obscure Pacquiao had to wonder who he was after promoter Bob Arum named him as Pacquiao’s next assignment. “This is my first time to hear his name,” Pacquiao told an interviewer at his Senate office recently. Of course, the whole boxing…

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