Social media is typically a less than great source for a story to be take from, however when two fighters announce that a bout has been agreed it's hard to question the authenticity of the announcement, and with that in mind it appears that Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 28) will not be facing the unbeaten Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11) on April 23rd but intead he will be up against Englishman Amir Khan (31-4, 19).
Late yesterday both Khan and Pacquiao took to social media to announce that a bout had been agreed for April 23rd, taking the original date set aside for Pacquiao Vs Horn, though neither man actually revealed much in terms of information for the bout, and there was no comment from Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum, who had seemingly been in favour of the Horn bout.
The fight appears to have been agreed following an online fan poll, in which Khan polled much higher than Horn, and the two have agreed terms to give the fans what they want, though their is a rumour that a huge payday for both men loom as a result of agreement.
For Pacquiao the bout is expected to be the first defense of his current reign as the WBO Welterweight champion, following his win over Jessie Vargas last year. As for Khan, who hasn't scored a win since beating Algieri on May 29th 2015, the bout will give him a chance to become a 2-weight world champion adding a Welterweight strap to the two Light Welterweight titles that he held before moving up in weight. Also for Khan the bout will also see him return to the ring following last May's 6th round KO loss to Saul Alvarez up at Light Middleweight.
At the moment, although it seems strange given the two men have announce the bout themselves, we're awaiting an official announcement which will also announce where the bout will be held.