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A Twitter poll helped Manny Pacquiao decide to fight Amir Khan in April

A Twitter poll helped Manny Pacquiao decide to fight Amir Khan in April

Deciding who you should fight next as a boxer has never been easier – simply put it to a Twitter poll.

That’s what WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao did to decide his next fight. The 38-year-old asked Twitter and 44,815 people responded.

The result is that the Filipino boxer will fight 30-year-old Briton Amir Khan on April 23 – Khan received 48% of the vote, beating Jeff Horn, Terence Crawford and Kell Brook in the poll.

Khan won Olympic silver at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and has endured something of a mixed professional career, losing his most recent fight by a knockout against Mexican Saul Alvarez in May last year.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, had retired last April, but has since reversed that decision.

Time to play #Pacman

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Some were in a congratulatory mood…

… while others were sceptical.

One thing’s for sure, it’s another addition to an intriguing year of boxing.

Can Khan produce a surprise result? Let’s put it to a Twitter poll.

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