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Khan: Pacquiao Should Have Fought Me, Not Algieri

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to former champion Amir Khan, he was ready and available to fight Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in the fall. Speaking to Mancunian Matters, Khan says his team reached out to Pacquiao's handlers but never heard anything back. Pacquiao is scheduled to face WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri on November 22nd in Macau, China.

Khan and Pacquiao were once stablemates and trained together at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. Khan eventually broke away from trainer Freddie Roach and hired Virgil Hunter. Their past relationship and numerous sparring sessions would have made for a great pay-per-view storyline.

“I said I wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said.  “I offered him the fight to Pacquiao’s team recently and they didn't take it. I got my team to speak to [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum and we got nothing back, and they went with Algieri. Well, he's not a nobody. You’ve got to respect him but he's not a big name, and if Manny Pacquiao wanted to make big money in boxing he needs to fight big names.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by THE REED™ on 04-02-2015

He fought Algieri instead of you, for the same reason you are fighting Algieri instead of Brook.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 04-02-2015

Amir mugged himself right off :lol1:

Comment by bambam182 on 08-17-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14859171]get GREEN then come talk to me about boxing dum dum![/QUOTE] lol yeah because the negative reps mean something on here, idiot. lol

Comment by Fetta on 08-16-2014

I would have preferred it

Comment by NoConcoms on 08-16-2014

And yet............it's still more appealing than an Angeliri fight. LOL.

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