British star Amir Khan has once again reiterated his desire to fight former training partner Manny Pacquiao at the back end of 2019. The Bolton man, who worked out alongside Pacquiao under Freddie Roach, is keen to battle his old friend if both win respective summer bouts. Khan is hungry to get back in the […]
Manny Pacquiao v Amir Khan moves a step closer following Jeddah event
Amir Khan looks set for a massive clash with Manny Pacquiao following what was an easy victory over a blown-up Billy Dib.
Khan toyed with the Aussie before dispatching the former world champion in four rounds. In the aftermath, Khan stated his intentions to face his old training partner.
“We want the Manny Pacquiao fight. Let’s hope he comes to Saudi Arabia,” Khan stated in his post-fight interview.
“Hopefully, we come back again at the end of the year and bring Manny Pacquiao here.”
On his win over Dib, Khan added: “I felt very comfortable in there. Obviously having a new trainer, Bones Adams.
“We had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time.
“I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots, I felt very comfortable in there.”
Despite Khan’s talk of a gameplan, the Bolton man looked less than impressive.
The 32 year-old’s timing was poor as he missed Dib on numerous occasions with combinations.
Another warm-up or two may be required in order for Khan to be fully up to speed for the ‘Pacman’.
Pacquiao also has to come through Keith Thurman next week in order for any future battle to come to fruition.
Ex-super lightweight king Amir Khan wants a show-stopping clash with Manny Pacquiao and says the battle is closer to happening than ever. The two-time World Champion put on a power-packed training session at his gym HQ in Bolton ahead of his departure for Saudi Arabia for his fight with rival Neeraj Goyat. Khan makes boxing […]
British welterweight Amir Khan has aired his views on a potential rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. As hopes fade of the pair ever facing each other in the ring for a second time, Khan believes Pacquiao would be on a hiding to nothing anyway. Khan, who himself has been linked to a battle […]