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Khan: Pacquiao Could Be Next - It Depends On How We Do

Amir Khan is hoping that a big name comes the table for his next fight - and that big name, he hopes, is former training partner Manny Pacquiao.

Khan is back on Friday night in Jeddah, when he faces late replacement Billy Dib.

Pacquiao, 40, faces WBA welterweight world champion Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 20.


Provided they both win, Khan hopes to face Pacquiao in the fall.

Pacquiao has the much tougher task at hand, with Dib - who recently came out of retirement - deciding to move up by two weight divisions to fight Khan.

“There’s still big fights out there: you’ve got Kell Brook, Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said. “Some super big names in boxing that we’ve been talking about for a long, long time. One of those fights could happen. I’d be looking at any opponent. There’s a lot of options. It just depends who wants to take that fight. I’m still in that mix where I can get those big names.”

There are several investors in Saudi Arabia, and people within the government, who want to bring Pacquiao vs. Khan to their land.

“[Me and Pacquiao] did talk about it, that we’ll fight each other one day,” Khan said. “And it will happen - maybe it will happen next. It just depends on how he does in his next fight and how I do in mine.

“It’s up to the government to say yes to that and make it happen. Manny and me are friends, but it’s a business and if we’re going to go into the ring and fight one another we’d obviously take it seriously. It depends, if the deal’s on the table we will look at it and we get our advisors involved. We would make it happen.

“It’s all up to the top guys really; if Dubai wanted it, if Saudi wanted it. We have something good going with the Saudi government, but who knows? It’s such a big fight internationally that it could happen anywhere: America, England, Dubai, Saudi Arabia. So we’re keeping our options open.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Curtis Harper on 07-13-2019

GGG thinks beating up no hoper Rolls should push him to the front of the line Khan thinks beating up some ultra no hoper Dib should push him to the front of the line There's a definite connection.

Comment by Zaroku on 07-13-2019

Khan gets knocked out wonderfully.. PAC will Baptize Khan with a vicious straight left. If they fight.

Comment by BLASTER1 on 07-13-2019

[QUOTE=JuniorTorres720;19895120]You know what? At this stage of Pacquiao's career these are fights I wouldn't mind seeing him in if he wants to continue fighting. Remember that before the Horn fight, Bob Arum said he was planning on having Pacquiao fight…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 07-13-2019

[QUOTE=sanluisjerzy;19894869]Honestly, I don't get why everyone on these boards blames Khan. This is BoxingScene's fault for giving him a platform in exchange for clickbait. You people don't think they had a board meeting where they figured out that you idiots…

Comment by Boxing lives on 07-13-2019

Pacman's gotta get by Thurman first if he wants to win the khan sweepstakes

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