Arum: 'Choice for Pacquiao's next foe down to Khan, Crawford'
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 03, 2015 05:32 PM
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Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has announced his final fight date.
“Pacman” scheduled his swan song for April 9th, 2016, but his opponent has yet to be determined. But according to his promoter Bob Arum, they are now looking at two possible names of fighters who can potentially be the Filipino boxing icon’s opponent.
Speaking to the Manila Times, Arum says the choices are between Pacquiao’s former sparring partner Amir Khan, and current WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford.
“Manny told me that his last fight will be held in April 9 next year. His next potential opponent could be anyone between Crawford and Khan.”
The 83-year old promoter did clarify that nothing has been set in stone, as the final decision still lies on Pacquiao himself.
“But everything is still under negotiation. We’ll make a formal announcement soon. Crawford and Khan are both competitive boxers. Manny told me in New York that it will be his last fight because he is running for a senatorial seat. I hope he gets elected.”