News | Oct 19 2015

EXCLUSIVE Amir Khan hasn’t given up on Manny Pacquiao fight

Amir Khan speaks to John Dennen at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in Doha
Amir Khan
Amir Khan  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AMIR KHAN has not given up hope of making a fight with Manny Pacquiao. He does however want to avoid a repeat of the experience he had waiting in vain for Floyd Mayweather, which has haunted his career over the last two years.

Speaking exclusively to Boxing News at the World championships in Doha, where he was on broadcast duty with the BBC, Khan said of Pacquiao, “It’s a good fight for me and I know it’s a big fight. Fight fans want the fight. But it seems to me that [I’m] waiting around and I don’t want to be in the same position as I was against Floyd Mayweather. I’d been promised the fight, then it didn’t happen. To be honest with you I’ve just left it with my team, I am looking at other opponents at the same time. If it doesn’t happen I’ve got plan B.”

Khan’s side have not walked away from discussions. “There’s contracts there. But I just want to make sure I’ve got plan B because it seems to me that Manny’s team don’t really want it but I don’t know, I might be wrong,” Amir explained.


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