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Arum: Koncz Bringing Khan, Crawford Tapes To Pacquiao

By Ryan Burton

Yesterday a false story was published in the UK that Amir Khan had signed a contract to face Manny Pacquiao on April 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank spent much of yesterday afternoon fielding numerous phone calls by reporters wanting to know the details.

Arum had previously revealed that Khan, undefeated WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford, and Tim Bradley if he defeats Brandon Rios on Saturday, are all in the running to face the Filipino star.

While no deal is yet in place, Arum told BoxingScene.com that he expects Pacquiao to make a decision on what will likely be his final fight of his career around the middle of this month.

"(Pacquiao adviser) Michael Koncz is flying over to the Middle East where Manny Pacquiao is at this moment - with tapes of the Crawford fight and tapes of Amir Khan. We will be discussing everything with Manny next week after the Bradley-Rios fight and we will have a decision probably by mid November," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 11-05-2015

I would have mailed the tapes to him last month if this was the only thing holding up the fight.

Comment by fredhopple on 11-05-2015

Manny vs Broner at 140lbs for the title. What a great way to go out with a tilte belt beating the champ and huge name. Crawford is still too green and Khan is just not worthy of a PPV fight…

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 11-05-2015

God I hope it's Crawford. I feel like he's the one most posters seem to think can actually beat Pac, out of the options he's considering, and I'd like to see what they have to say when Pac beats the…

Comment by thack on 11-05-2015

[QUOTE=fredhopple;16197433]Khan supporters are America's enemies and are a threat to every american who loves freedom and democracy. Khan deserves nothing in boxing as Khan is a despicable alla babba dabba doo worshiping anti American hateful terrorist.[/QUOTE] You are a nutter…

Comment by fredhopple on 11-05-2015

Khan supporters are America's enemies and are a threat to every american who loves freedom and democracy. Khan deserves nothing in boxing as Khan is a despicable alla babba dabba doo worshiping anti American hateful terrorist.

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