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Amir Khan to face Manny Pacquiao in 'super fight' in April

Khan poses with next opponent Manny Pacquiao Credit: PA

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on April 23 in a "super fight", both fighters have announced on Twitter.

After the pair revealed earlier this week that negotiations were ongoing over a bout, a date has now been agreed, but no venue yet.

There were reports earlier this week that a verbal agreement was in place for Pacquiao-Khan to take place in either Bolton or Manchester. The United Arab Emirates has been suggested as the likeliest location, but there has been no confirmation.

Pacquiao continues to be trained by Freddie Roach but Khan left the American in September 2012 and is now under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter.

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Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao in April

Manny Pacquiao (left) poses with next opponent Amir Khan. Credit: PA

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on April 23 in a "super fight", both fighters have announced on Twitter.

After the pair revealed earlier this week that negotiations were ongoing over a bout, a date has now been agreed, but no venue yet.

There were reports earlier this week that a verbal agreement was in place for Pacquiao-Khan to take place in either Bolton or Manchester. The United Arab Emirates has been suggested as the likeliest location, but there has been no confirmation.

Pacquiao continues to be trained by Freddie Roach but Khan left the American in September 2012 and is now under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter.

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New owners for Belle Vue Aces

Aces will be based at the National Speedway Stadium Credit: GTV

New owners have been announced for Belle Vue Aces speedway team.

Founded by Tony Rice and Robin Southwell, Belle Vue Speedway 2017 Ltd are the new owners of the franchise, starting today.

Aces will be based at the National Speedway Stadium at the Belle Vue Sports Village.

Mowbray: no guarantee Rovers can escape relegation

Tony Mowbray has been speaking at his first Rovers press conference in the last hour.

With relegation looming he says he wants to inspire his players.

He's got his work cut out with the club in deep trouble and sitting second from bottom in the Championship.

With 15 games to go the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager replaces Owen Coyle.

He's the seventh appointment in six years by Indian owners Venkys.

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