Over the past few days we saw rumours swirl that the two men may be battling in the United Arab Emirates for a purse close to $40,000,000 and it would seem to make sense that that is the sort of money the fighters will be fighting over here, essentially fattening their bank accounts in an impressive fashion.
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.
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