Amir Khan today, gave encouragement that this super fight could happen, after the Floyd Mayweather ship now appears to have long sailed. The former world champion from Bolton is tipped as the favourite to face the Filipino, in what is expected to be his last fight, on April 9th.
Khan revealed that his team are still in negotiations with the team of the 36-year old boxing legend. Currently in India, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, provided positive news for those exciting by the prospect of the duel.
“Talks are going really well”, he told The Hindu. “They (Pacquiao’s team) are speaking to my team, I have just left it to my team.”
“I fight anybody who is put in front of me. If it’s Manny Pacquiao, it’s Manny Pacquiao. If not then somebody else. But we are still waiting for response on what’s going to happen. That’s why I took a little break and came to India just to get away from all that because negotiating for a fight is not easy.”
Pacquiao is expected to hang up his gloves after one last fight, following what has been a glistening career – crowned with multiple cross division world titles and boasting a record of 57 wins in 65 fights. However fellow Brit Kell Brook, may claim to have a greater right to take on the ‘Pac Man’, than his compatriot. The Sheffield fighter is a world champion, although he would not sell tickets like Khan and doesn’t enjoy the some global status either.
If the Pacquiao fight cannot be arranged, then a Battle of Britain clash against Brook, could suffice for Khan and his team.