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

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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

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.