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Date: 2017-01-11 09:43:45 By: Edgar Via: AP
Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided.
Promoter Duco Events said Wednesday the location for the fight involving the 38-year-old Pacquiao could be in one of Australia's major cities, possibly Horn's hometown of Brisbane, or the Middle East or United States.
"The preference for all parties is for the fight to be held in Australia, and we are working towards this outcome," said Duco director Dean Lonergan, who met with Top Rank chief Bob Arum this week to set up the fight.
Arum said he wants the fight to take place at an outdoor stadium, and it would be beamed into 159 different countries, including the U.S., where it would be shown in a prime-time Saturday night time slot on free-to-air TV.
"I would expect 3 to 4,000 Filipinos to fly from the Philippines for this fight down under," Arum said. "It will be the biggest fight in Australian history but, until the money is secured, we have to keep our options open, including looking at the Middle East and USA."
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