Khan: I Would Take The Pacquiao Fight! Does Manny Want It?

By Steve Kim

One thing that Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KOs) has never shied away from is a challenge or a big fight.

Should he get past Samuel Vargas this weekend at Arena Birmingham, there will be chatter about a possible match-up versus former sparring partner Manny Pacquiao.

It's a fight he has yearned for in the past.


When asked about it a couple of weeks ago while he was still in Southern California at the Ten Goose Gym in Van Nuys, California under the guidance of Joe Goossen, he told - "Look, I can't see that fight happening till we get past this fight in good fashion and if Manny wants it, the one thing about me - I want to fight whoever they put in front of me, I'll take that fight.

"Does Manny want the fight? We don't know. Now look, end of the day we look at this as a business as well. I know business-wise it would make a lot of money for me and Manny, and it would be a good style fight because we both have a very similar style, explosive, fast."

Pacquiao has met recently with Eddie Hearn, who happens to also promote Khan.

But Khan insisted - ''none of the teams are speaking, no one has spoke to one another. We just want to get past this fight and see what does open. Eddie Hearn is my promoter, he's the one who does all my matchmaking and everything but he's not making anything to me so maybe he's not mentioning anything to me because I've got a fight coming up but I've not heard anything. I've heard nothing in the media either.

"I've just seen a few things, 'Oh, maybe this could be a good fight for Manny' like match-up wise. But nothing in the media either from Manny's team or Manny."

Pacquiao recently fought on July 14th where he stopped Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds for a version of the WBA welterweight title.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by super-x on 09-07-2018

Hearn wanted to Bring pacman to the UK for a khan fight, its possible but pac obv wants the much bigget piece of the pie... (rightfully so) which leaves khan with less money then he would make from a Brook…

Comment by hugh grant on 09-07-2018

Not really interestd in Khan v pac. There's enough sparring vids of them.

Comment by whatismyname on 09-07-2018

didn't it say somewhere that this was a mando fight for wba regular strap? the vargas khan fight I mean

Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;19075280]Because Pac is an easier fight with a lot of ancillary benefits, money legacy......And LARGER fights side note: Roach said Khan was getting the better of Manny before Khan and Roach seperated.[/QUOTE] I dont think so. I favor Pac to…

Comment by kingstip9 on 09-06-2018

Amir khan just doing his usual routine, trying to talk his way into a big fight by fighting journey men like Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas. Not long until he gets that glass jaw rattled, even if it’s a light…

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