Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Khan Heads To Train With Pacquiao; Reflects on Friendship - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  3/1/2011       Read more by Kevin Francis         
   
Khan Heads To Train With Pacquiao; Reflects on Friendship
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN has KO'd all thoughts of a mega-bucks clash with Manny Pacquiao.

Amir Khan will climb into the ring with Manny Pacquiao, who has held 10 world titles, for a sparring session in the Philippines.

“But that’s as close as we will get to hitting each other,” Khan said. “There is absolutely no way we will ever fight each other in earnest.”

WBA world light-welterweight champion Khan has flown to the Philippines from his Los Angeles base to link up with Pacquiao.

The pair will work together as Khan steps up his training for the next defence of his title against Belfast’s Paul McCloskey at Manchester’s MEN on April 16.

Khan and Filipino Pacquiao are both trained by Freddie Roach and that fact, allied to their close friendship, has scuppered all thoughts of them fighting each other.

Khan, 24, said: “I will never fight Manny. He has one or two fights left in him, but I will not be one of them.

“The fight might one day be pushed towards us, but he and me have agreed that we will never fight each other.

“No matter what kind of money would be on offer, there is absolutely no way that two people who are such good friends will fight each other.

“It is obviously a good fight that people would love to see, but it won’t take place – we have an agreement with each other.

“You must also remember that we are both trained by Freddie Roach and a fight between us would put him in a very awkward position.

“He would have that kind of agonising choice to make – does he go into my corner or does he go into Manny’s corner?

“He likes us both so much that we both feel we do not want to put him into the awkward position where he has to make that kind of choice.”

THE Khan-McCloskey fight will be shown live on Sky Box Office HD. Tickets can be obtained from Ticketmaster (0844 844 0444).

Tags: Amir Khan , Manny Pacquiao , Freddie Roach


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by LoveForBoxing, on 03-02-2011
[QUOTE=Prince Mongo]You should take those comments with a pinch of salt. There are no ???? about how good Manny is . With Khan Roach has done his bit to raise his profile. These flattering comments are are spin. In the real world Khan would get destroyed by Manny but so would pretty well every o...

comment by medium-deek, on 03-02-2011
[QUOTE=-EAGLE-]don't think they're such good friends, never heard Pac calling Amir a friend (if so post the link :D)[/QUOTE] True. It is always Khan saying it. Never heard Pac-man saying about his friendship in any interviews???

comment by bojangles1987, on 03-02-2011
[QUOTE=Check_hooks]Pacquiao has more than 1-2 fights left in him. He just tuned 32.[/QUOTE] But there's not much left for him to do. Berto, Mayweather obviously, Marquez I guess, and whoever comes out on top at 140, which if it's Khan won't happen apparently. That's not a ton of options, and P...

comment by tredh, on 03-02-2011
Wonder if Ariza will try to slap Khan or Khan's father like he did Konz? Can someone please explain to me why Ariza is in Manny's corner during the fights? He is not giving advice, not a cutman or translating. WTF is his purpose for being in the corner during the fight?

comment by tredh, on 03-02-2011
I always thought good friends help they friends make the most money they can possibly make especially when it is legal!!! I would fight my brother for the kind of money they making. Its not like they literally trying to kill each other. Just fight hard. Its like being kids again in the front or b...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (37) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  California Judge Rules In Favor...
  Brook vs. Porter Fails To Regis...
  Quillin-Korobov WBO Purse Bid W...
  Golovkin-Rubio Middleweight Tit...
  Andrzej Fonfara Inks Deal With ...
  Stevenson Ring Return Pushed Ba...
  Goossen Files $10 Million Defam...
  Scott Harrison Has License Rein...
  Gonzalez vs. Arce Set, 9/20 In ...
  Andre Ward Seeks Criminal Inves...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.