Khan 75% chance of Pacquiao fight, Mayweather chickened out
Amir Khan is leaving negotiations with Manny Pacquiao to his team as the Briton takes in the AIBA World Championships in Doha this weekend.
The 28 year-old, who unified the 140 pound division before moving up to welterweight, says the chances of the two stablemates agreeing a 2016 fight are good, although had some choice words for ex-target Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather had promised Khan a fight on two occasions, according to the 2004 Olympic silver medallist, before a final snub in September this year led to the Bolton man turning his attention to ten-time world champion Pacquiao.
“I think 75 per cent,” Khan told AFP when asked directly if the Pacquiao fight was on the cards. “I think this could happen.
“If it is going to happen, it’s going to happen. Pacquiao is a fight I would like to have because styles makes fights. Me and Pacquiao used to train together as well, spar together.
“We are friends but sometimes, you know, friends have to fight each other. I think it can happen. It’s all about just doing the little things, contracts and stuff. I have left it to my team, my team are taking care of it, it’s a good fight for me.”
On Mayweather, Khan added. “Floyd, in a way, chickened out, he didn’t give me the fight. Three years he was saying he was going to give me the fight but then he didn’t give me the fight.
“Manny Pacquiao after Floyd Mayweather is the best fighter and I want to fight the best fighters,” stated Khan.