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Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan is NOT Official, Says Bob Arum

By Steve Kim

Over the weekend, WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao announced over social media that he had come to terms with Amir Khan for an April 23rd fight in the UAE.

So does that make the fight official to Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank?

"No," Arum answered flatly on Monday morning when contacted by BoxingScene.com. When asked to give his stance on these reports, Arum replied - "I have none. We'll see what we see."

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So what happens next? Arum is scheduled to have a Tuesday meeting with Pacquiao's personal adviser, Michael Koncz.

''Well, Mike Koncz is flying in to the United States now and we're going to meet tomorrow," said Arum.

It's been evident that while Arum preferred Pacquiao face Jeff Horn in Australia, that Koncz and Pacquiao have been looking for a fight in the Middle East and have fielded various offers.

Arum insists that everyone is on the same page.

"I don't know what offer were talking about but obviously we're all collegial, we're all on the same team and we'll discuss what is the best move for Manny tomorrow," Arum said.

For years there have been rumors of big fights taking place in venues located in Dubai but have never materialized. Does Arum believe what's being promised to Pacquiao is dubious?

"I'm not going to say till I know," he answered.

Arum is still hoping that Pacquiao face Horn but now - "certainly not in April."

Pacquiao is expected to fight twice in 2017 but will this be his last year in boxing?

"That I don't know," admitted the veteran promoter.

Pacquiao and Khan were once training partners when both boxers were under the guidance of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Khan left Roach in 2012 and hired Virgil Hunter.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-09-2017

Of course.....

Comment by JASON SHAW on 03-09-2017

[QUOTE=Edward90;17488054]I still don't understand how this is a beneficial promotion strategy. LOL. I would have paid for Pac-Khan, Pac-Bud, Pac-Broner, Pac-Thurman, Garcia, or Brook. I may not even watch Pac-Horn. So I don't understand how they think mentioning a more…

Comment by Edward90 on 03-09-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17485380]I HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE FOR A MONTH THAT THE KHAN FIGHT WAS A FAKE PLANNED DISTRACTION.... THEY KNEW THEY WERE GETTING BUTCHERED IN THE MEDIA FOR THE HORN FIGHT SO THEY DISTRACTED THE FANS FOR A COUPLE OF…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 03-08-2017

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;17459802]I was hoping Pac finally grew some balls Somehow i feel he will end up fighting someone of Arums choosing for 3 times less money[/QUOTE] Yup i did call it...

Comment by JASON SHAW on 03-08-2017

[quote=jason shaw;17485477]top prank is gonna top prank :boxing:[/quote] manny the lying politician treats his fans like retards

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