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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Manny Pacquiao’s April fight could be in conflict with Golden Knights

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter is hoping to put the Filipino fighter back in the ring in April in Las Vegas, but there is a potential conflict with the city’s NHL team.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reported this week that Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, is trying to put on a boxing card for ESPN on April 21 at T-Mobile Arena. The card would feature Bud Crawford against Jeff Horn, as well as a Pacquiao fight. But there is a potential conflict with the Vegas Golden Knights standing in the way.

The NHL playoffs begin on April 11, and the Golden Knights are looking very likely to make a playoff appearance at minimum. For that reason, the venue might be needed to host a playoff game.

Arum mentioned April 14 at MSG as a potential alternative. There is no word yet on whom Pacquiao may face in the fight.

Pacquiao, 39, has not fought since losing to Horn in a controversial decision last July.

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