Khan: Hopefully Pacquiao Beats Up Thurman, Then We Can Fight!

Amir Khan is hoping to face countryman Manny Pacquiao at the end of the year or in early 2020.

Khan is going to return on July 12th, when he faces Neeraj Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Pacquiao is going to return to the ring a week later, when he faces WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Pacquiao and Khan had reached a deal to fight each other in 2017, but the fight never happened when the investors behind the event were unable to prove they were in possession of the necessary funds to make the fight happen.

Pacquiao then went forward to face Jeff Horn, in a fight where the Filipino superstar suffered a shocking upset decision loss. And Khan stayed away from the ring until 2018, after undergoing surgery to correct a hand issue.

At one time, Pacquiao and Khan were sparring partners when both boxers were trained by Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach. Khan left Roach's stable in 2012, to hook up with Virgil Hunter.

Should the Pacquiao fight come around, Khan would like to bring the bout to the Middle East.

"End of this year, early next year, I want to make a big name world title challenge and there’s a strong possibility it could be here in Saudi Arabia against Pacquiao,’ claims Khan who will be coached for the first time by ex-WBA super-bantam boss Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams and Alex Ariza," Khan said.

"Hopefully, Manny beats up Keith Thurman the week after my fight and we’ll see what happens. A fight between us would set-up boxing in the Middle East forever and lead to multiple championship fights taking place in the region. I intend being at the forefront."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hype job on 07-12-2019

[QUOTE=Lopez_Boxing;19855675]can trump just put khan on the no fly list so we dont have to worry about him again[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by Crying Brandon on 06-26-2019

I don't blame Amir for chasing paychecks yet acting like you're entitled to a Manny fight just because you're going to fight a scrub when the likes of DSG & Mikey, Porter, Spence (no way in Hell Pac fights him)…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 06-26-2019

Khan seems like a masochist to Pacquiao. Doesn't give a f uck losing to a legend as long as the money is right.

Comment by hugh grant on 06-26-2019

Khan said if he don't dominate his next fight he might retire? But not if a Pac fight is available? So you can fight brook also if you look bad fight

Comment by P4Pdunny on 06-26-2019

Khan should have a retirement fight against Broner, Pac at 40+ still at least has much more to offer than they do.

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