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April 5, 2017
Manny Pacquiao will put his WBO welterweight title on the line against Australian Jeff Horn in a fight set to take place in Brisbane on July 2, according to the Filipino legend’s promoter Bob Arum.
Per the Los Angeles Times‘s Lance Pugmire, Arum said the deal had been agreed in principle, but there are still final details to be ironed out for Pac-Man’s fight with 29-year-old Horn:
We’re slowly finishing up the deal to fight … people have agreed on essential points.
Paperwork takes time, particularly when it’s not the usual thing of getting it done in the United States. We’re dealing with an Australian promoter, the state government. … Here, in this case, you’ve got to cross the T’s and dot the I’s, and that’s what we’re in the process of doing.
Per ESPN (via BBC Sport), Pacquiao, 38, had been set to fight Britain’s Amir Khan, likely in the United Arab Emirates, but the deal collapsed early last month.
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