Former light-welterweight king Amir Khan has openly admitted that a fight with gym-mate and sparring partner Manny Pacquiao is a possibility once he moves up to the welterweight limit.
The 25 year-old, who fights WBC champion Danny Garcia in his final fight at 140lbs this summer, has mentioned Pacquiao as a potential future opponent for the first time in a recent interview with Sky Sports News HD.
“There’s a lot of talk about a fight with Floyd Mayweather, but I’m taking each fight at a time,” said Khan.
“Garcia’s a great champion and I want to take care of him. He’s another unbeaten fighter who I’m fighting, now hopefully I’m going to take care of him and then move up to 147.
“Then maybe I’ll have one more fight at 147 before I go on to the big, big names like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but like I said it’s a step at a time, I’m not looking too far ahead.
“I’ve got ambitions in life to face the best, like Floyd Mayweather, but it’s a waiting game at the moment, I’ve got Garcia in front of me at the moment and I’m 100 per cent focused on him.”
Khan had previously stated that a fight with Pacquiao was unlikely, but if the Bolton man fails to land his first choice opponent in Floyd Mayweather by next year, Pacquiao would be the next on the Briton’s list as he looks to seal his legacy.