Khan claims Pacquiao has agreed Saudi Arabia bout

Tanya Simon
July 19, 2019

Khan, 32, scored a stoppage win over Australia's Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia on Friday and immediately talked up the prospect of facing Pacquiao.

However, Pacquiao's spokesperson Fred Sternberg told BBC Sport that "Manny has not signed any contract".

LAS VEGAS-Keith Thurman allayed concerns about his health ahead of his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.

Both fighters are said to have signed contracts to seal the deal. "Both parties have signed the fight off, but hopefully he comes out of there in one piece on the weekend against Keith Thurman, which is a hard fight for him".

"I still can't believe I've had 39 fights now, even though I've had two years of waiting around".

"I made that mistake in the past when I was waiting for Floyd and he never fought me so it was a waste of time", he said.

Manny Pacquiao faces Keith Thurman this weekend but Amir Khan said he has already agreed a deal to face the Filipino in November. However, the Pakistani boxing fans wanted to see the British-Pakistani boxer fight against Neeraj Goyat.

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We wish him lots of success and hope to see him win more matches in the future.

"He's been in training camp for the past eight weeks, four in the Philippines and four in the States, and he hasn't met with Amir Khan during that time".

Khan's comments soon came to the attention of Sternberg, who's adamant his client has not penned any agreement to face the Olympic silver medallist.

The Filipino is yet to publicly announce any meeting with Khan and has instead used his social media channels to focus on Saturday's fight with Thurman - who is undefeated in 29 outings.

Since returning to the sport after nearly two years out of the ring in April 2018, Khan has three wins and lost a controversial world-title shot against Terence Crawford when he was pulled out by his corner after a low blow. It's been a while since I've seen Manny so motivated.

With Pacquiao's experience and proven ability to beat better opposition throughout his illustrious career, this will certainly be a tough fight to call.

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