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The British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has been in the news for all the weird reasons. Now, there is a great news for all the boxing fans. Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao this April. On Sunday, Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and our Pakistani boxer Amir Khan confirmed this news after the weeks of conflicting news.
Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao:
This news has made many fans excited !!
They took Twitter to announce about their ‘super fight’. Manny, 38 tweeted: “Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 bout as this is what the fans wanted.#PacquiaoKhan.”
Khan 30, also tweeted about this much awaited fight just after few minutes. “My team and I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd”.
No one knows the venue of this fight still. A source in Pacquiao’s office said that bout would be in the United Arab Emirates. The American promoter of Manny, Bob Arum said on ESPN that, “Manny is trying to get a fight done in the United Arab Emirates, and the people there favour him fighting Amir Khan”.
Amir Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He used to be trained by Manny’s current coach Freddie Roach, but they parted their ways in 2012. On the other hand, Pacquiao made a successful comeback after announcing the retirement in November by getting the 59th victory of his outstanding career. Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao on 23rd April 2017 is the most awaited segment of this year.
We, as Pakistanis, wish Amir Khan best of luck. And pray that this upcoming match helps him to make his name even bigger in the world. Hope for the best !!
Hassan Ali Sadpara was from a small village of Sadpara in Skardu region of Gilgit-Baltistan.
He was the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed six high mountains, including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II(8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m).
Sadpara, who ran a small shop in a flea market in Skardu, said it was sheer patriotism that helped him achieve his goal. He claimed that the one thought that kept his ambition alive during the deadly mission, was that of hoisting the Pakistani flag atop the Everest.
Inspired by his father and uncle, Sadpara started mountain-climbing in 1999 and the same year conquered Nanga Parbat. He climbed K-2 in 2004 and two years later reached the peaks of Gasherbrum 1 and Gasherbrum 2 within a week of each other in July 2006. In 2007, he made it to the Broad Peak to become the first Pakistani to scale the tallest five mountains of the country.