Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao match finally has a date

A date has finally been set for the long-awaited fight between Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao, with the bout scheduled, in principle, for 9th November.

The two had verbally agreed to a welterweight clash in 2017 before the deal fell through.

Both trained under Freddie Roach at his California gym, the Wildcard Boxing Club, and even sparred there a decade ago.

“I’m only interested in big fights and a fight with Manny Pacquiao would definitely be a big fight,” Khan told The Mirror.

But before the pair square off they each have their own battles to face.

Khan, 32, will fight Neeraj Goyat on July 12th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after having lost against Terence Crawford in April, and Pacquiao, 40, will come up against Keith Thurman just a week later at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.