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Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan Confirm Negotiations For May Fight

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

Amir Khan's bout with Manny Pacquiao "moved a step closer to being finalised" after both fighters confirmed they are in negotiations over a contest which would be "one of the most high-profiled" to ever be staged in the U.K., according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. Khan and Pacquiao are "set to ...

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