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Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him!

Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KOs) is very eager to get in the ring with his friend and former sparring partner, Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs).

For a few years the two boxers trained side by side when they were both guided by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

Khan left Roach in 2012, while Pacquiao parted ways with Roach earlier this year. 

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Pacquiao returned to the ring last weekend in Malaysia, and pulled off a seven round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse to capture the WBA "regular" welterweight title.

Matthysse went down three times in the fight. It was Pacquiao's first bout in a year, and his first stoppage win since 2009.

Khan made his ring return, after a two year layoff, back in April when he blew away Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds. He is scheduled to fight again on September 8th, against Samuel Vargas in Birmingham.

Should he win his next fight, Khan would like to get his hands on Pacquiao at the end of the year.

"All the time I say that I'm gonna fight this guy, but it never happens. To be honest I'm just gonna chill and take this fight one step at a time. If it's Manny Pacquiao then it's Manny Pacquiao. If not, there is a lot of other good fights out there," Khan told TMZ Sports.

"Its one of the bigger money fights out there, but it all depends if Manny Pacquiao's team says yes. Look, Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter. I've been around training with him for many years. But sometimes friends have to fight each other. I think it will be an explosive fight. I think it will be a great fight.

"You just have to put friendship to the side. It's business. I respect him. I think he's a great guy. He's done great things in the sport and you have to respect him for that. I respect him, but I know I can beat him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=ThunderFists;18959269]Khan beats manny, manny beat a shot fighter who didnt use his footwork or even throw punches. Mannys good at this time but khan will beat him convincingly. He might have khan buzzed in 1 or 2 rounds but he…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18959403]Yet he couldn't time Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn. And Horn's nowhere near as fast as Khan. Unanimous decision loss. Why? Manny got frustrated and made mistakes. He always does make mistakes when you frustrate him. That's why I say Khan…

Comment by Blond Beast on 07-23-2018

If only Amir even had Paulies Chin, or for that matter if only Paulie had Amir’s power. Khan was making Nelo look slow until he got melted. He has a great left right combo but his chin is right out…

Comment by OldTerry on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=Dle;18960144]The Kahn-dashian is still looking for an easy payday. PAC should only offer him a fight after Kahn fights either Spence or Crawford.[/QUOTE] If Manny does that then there might not be much of Khan left to fight.

Comment by badass316 on 07-22-2018

If this fight happend this would be Khan's Swang Song... Literally and figuratively.

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