Khan: Floyd wants to avoid Pacquiao, guys that could give him problems
Amir Khan has once again raised doubts about a prospective super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao taking place this year as the Briton patiently awaits an outcome to the situation.
The 28 year-old is hoping to be considered by Mayweather for a May 2 clash in Las Vegas should the pound for pound king decide against a meeting with long-time rival Pacquiao, even though the Filipino has agreed terms for the bout.
Khan is pessimistic about his or former training partner Pacquiao’s chances of being confirmed for the fight and believes veteran Mayweather could decide against facing either of them and move on to pastures new instead.
“There are no more excuses and I don’t even see his fight with Pacquiao happening as Floyd clearly wants to avoid the guys that could give him problems,” Khan told Sport 360 in Dubai this week.
Mayweather is being linked to a potential rematch with Miguel Cotto and a move up to middleweight in a bid to win a sixth-weight world title, although the American would face a serious backlash from fans if he didn’t follow through and sign his side of the deal for Pacquiao.