By now, everyone already knows that Filipino boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to see action in the ring this April. We also know that he will be facing the undefeated 28-year-old Australian boxer Jeff Horn.
The only question that remains is where.
Over the weekend, Pacquiao pleased his fans after finally revealing where his upcoming fight will be held.
This was confirmed by Team Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, who admitted to the Boxing Scene that they had some difficulties in ironing out the match details with Horn’s camp.
“There was a lot of confusion whether this is going to happen here in the UAE. I’m here with full authority and power… We have executed the agreement in the morning and 100 percent the fight will be here in the UAE,” he said.
Koncz also apologized for letting down the Australian boxing fans since Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who also acts as their promoter initially said the bout will be held in Australia.
“I don’t have control over what Bob says, he talks a lot of stuff and I apologize to the people of Australia, their government there for all the confusion and also the fans here in the UAE,” he said.
Pacquiao will be defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight title against Horn on April 23.