Pacquiao lists Khan, Horn, Crawford and Brook as potential opponents

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Manny Pacquiao has used Twitter to canvas opinion on who his next opponent should be, with Amir Khan emerging as the favoured option among his followers.

Pacquiao announced his retirement last April following a points victory over Timothy Bradley, only to swiftly return and claim the WBO welterweight world title in November - beating Jessie Vargas via unanimous decision.

The veteran multi-weight world champion's next fight was reportedly set to take place in Australia against Jeff Horn.

However, alongside a poll posted on his official Twitter account, Pacquiao wrote: "Who do you want me to fight next in the UAE?"

Horn was one of four possible opponents listed, along with Khan, Kell Brook and Terence Crawford.

By the time over 15,000 votes had been cast on Monday, Khan was the clear top choice, with almost half of the respondents nominating the Briton.

Brook and Crawford each had just under a quarter of the votes, with Horn comfortably the least popular suggestion.