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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Manny Pacquiao set to fight Mike Alvarado on April 14 in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is set to make his return to the ring in two months.

Pacquiao is expected to face Mike Alvarado in Las Vegas on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay. There was initial talk of the fight being at T-Mobile Arena, but that plan was complicated by a Vegas Golden Knights playoff run.

Pacquiao’s fight with Alvarado will be part of a large pay-per-view put on by Bob Arum’s Top Rank. The headline fight to the card should be Jeff Horn against Bud Crawford, which is being moved from New York.

Horn defeated Pacquiao in July, which was Pac-Man’s most recent fight. The Filipino is 59-7-2 (38 KOs) and lost to Horn in a controversial decision.

If Pacquiao beats Alvarado, he could end up facing the Crawford/Horn winner later this year.

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