News | Nov 21 2014

EXCLUSIVE Amir Khan: I would beat Manny Pacquiao because I’ve improved and he’s stayed the same

Tris Dixon speaks to a confident Amir Khan who would welcome a shot at his old sparring partner Manny Pacquiao

AMIR KHAN will be watching Saturday night’s bout between former Wild Card Gym stablemate Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri with interest, hoping one day he will meet the Filipino in a competitive ring.

Khan, presently Stateside and in training for his December 13 bout with Devon Alexander in Las Vegas, wants to fight Floyd Mayweather next year but is also interested in a clash with Pacquiao.

“Yeah, I will be watching,” he said of this weekend’s bout in Macau. “I’m a boxing fan as well as a fighter and I love those type of fights. I think it will be a good one. I’ve been watching the highlights of both of them, I’ve been watching Algieri and he’s very confident and Manny is very confident. It’s going to be a good one. Obviously I’m going to say Manny Pacquiao [will win], he’s a better, more experienced fighter. Algieri is a little green but he might have Manny’s number. You never know.”