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Pacquiao v Khan: How Twitter reacted to confirmation of this bout

| 26.02.2017

Manny Pacquiao v Amir Khan is on – at least, that’s the word from both camps. Both fighters have this morning announced via their social media pages that the bout will be taking place on April 23.

As if boxing fans weren’t already being treated to an incredible year in the sport!

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), looked all but set to fight Jeff Horn after a deal was reportedly agreed earlier this year.But Pac Man has since decided against that potential bout in favour of the one we all want to see.

Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) suffered a brutal KO loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last time out. But after what will have been 11 months out of the ring, we’re expecting the Bolton-born WBO World welterweight title challenger to come back fighting.

As expected, Twitter went into meltdown this morning when both fighters broke the news to their respective fans. And we’ve plucked out some of the best responses…

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.