Koncz: Pacquiao to fight Horn in UAE
Manny Pacquiao’s fight against unheralded Jeff Horn which was initially slated in Australia will be held in the United Arab Emirates instead.
“We have executed the agreement in the morning and 100 percent the fight will he here in the UAE.”
Pacquiao has also announced the development on his Twitter account on Sunday.
“See you in UAE for my next fight. #TeamPacquiao,” he posted.
The 38-year-old Pacquiao is set to defend his WBO welterweight title on April 23 against the much younger Horn, who owns a record of 16-0-4, 11 knockouts.
Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) last fought Jessie Vargas three months ago at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The eight-division champion dominated the fight from start to finish for a unanimous decision victory.