There has been a lot of news and it has been on several social media sites and platforms that the fight will happen on the 23rd of April. Pacquiao and Khan have been stating that it will happen on April, however, instead of the previously planned date on the 23rd of April, it will now be moved to the 20th of May probably happening at UAE.
Michael Koncz which is Manny Pacquiao’s adviser told Yahoo’s Kevin Lole that the decision made to move the fight date is to make sure that the fight has enough time to be advertised and or to be promoted. It will be more favorable to both parties if they extend the lengths of the fight to reach and that in line with the Canelo vs Chavez tickets to endorsed as well.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Koncz finally got the chance to talk everything over about the anticipated Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan fight that the fight date will be moved to the 20th of May UAE time. Having both individuals on the same boat, they wanted to make sure that the fight will have enough mileage to be promoted making sure as well that the returns and profit will meet the parties’ expectations.
Bob Arum is confident to inform both fighters that the moved date will not be an issue and the event is going to happen in Dubai – and will be televised in the United States as PPV.
Before everything came in to a decision about Pacquiao and Kahn’s fight. There was a poll create which decided Manny Pacquiao’s team to have what the fans wanted. Amir Khan appeared to have the highest votes on the fighter most favorable to fight Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao’ team as well wanted the fight to happen and give what their boxing fans deserve.