Manny Pacquiao has asked his Twitter followers to help him decide who his next opponent in the ring should be. After more than 17,000 votes, Pacquiao's former sparring partner Amir Khan leads the poll with 47 percent, followed by Kell Brook at 24 percent.
It's been assumed for more than a month that Manny Pacquiao will fight little-known Australian Jeff Horn in April.
Firstly, he posted an image of himself with the caption "See you in UAE for my next fight".
As to who wins, well, Pacquiao is the older man by a considerable margin at 38, Khan being 30, and styles do make fights.
"It's very confusing and frustrating", Horn said.
Koncz says he has secured funding for Pacquiao-Horn in the UAE, even though Pacman's promoter, Top Rank, and Horn's management at Duco say the fight will take place at Suncorp Stadium.
As per The Guardian, Pacquiao's adviser, Michael Koncz, cleared the air and announced that the fight would be happening in the Middle East, and apologized to the Australian public, saying UAE was always the preference, with Australia as a back-up.More news: Harrison Ford Allegedly Breaks FAA Rule Landing Plane On Taxiway
"The only person authorized to promote Manny Pacquiao is Bob Arum", said Lonergan.
Pacquiao now has a record of 59-6-2 and has fought the biggest names available throughout his career which included bouts with Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather.
"Until Bob Arum tells me differently we are continuing with that aim of having the fight at Suncorp Stadium on April 23".
"I'm talking today to Brad Jacobs, the COO of Top Rank, and the other people from the Top Rank team".
Pacquiao, who will go down as a boxing great, now boasts a staggering record of 59 wins, six losses and two draws.
"It took us a while to get this deal together, there was a lot of confusion as to whether this was going to happen here in the UAE, but I'm here with full authority and power", he added.
Koncz, who claims he has reached an agreement with an Emirati tourism board, said he had told Arum not to talk to the media about staging the fight in Australia, but admitted controversy over where it would be held was "good publicity and what sells the sport".