Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have been urged to finally agree on a multi-million dollar meeting a decade on from their shared time at the Wild Card Gym.
Recent sparring rumors have brought out a debate among fans. Both sides want the fight to happen, potentially more than a Floyd Mayweather rematch.
WBN’s social media blew up when Khan denied the reports he was dropped or even knocked entirely out when they trained together with Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao supporters don’t want Mayweather given the time of day and firmly wish to see the Filipino Senator trade blows with the Briton.
Two of the fastest fighters of their day, time is running out fast for the pair to reach an agreement. Pacquiao is 42 this year. At the same time, Khan has been nudging towards retirement for the last three years.
The Bolton man, nicknamed ‘King’ Khan,’ had initially stated his intention to retire at 28. He’s already five years on from that mark.
Therefore, getting together to arrange a clash, possibly in Asia or the Middle East, seems suitable for both at this career stage.
Cashflow could be significant from the likes of Macau, Dubai, or Saudi Arabia. The latter of which Khan campaigned in his last victory. Pacquiao has scored in Macau on two occasions already.
‘Pacman’ has once again made Las Vegas his home of late. But with the coronavirus crisis worsening due to a lack of leadership in America, it’s unlikely any significant events with crowds will be able to take place there this year.
Pacquiao vs Khan
Pacquiao vs. Khan already has a massive fanbase outside the UK. It would make a considerable amount for the welterweights if they opened talks.
Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, and the Garcias of Mikey and Danny were all on Pacquiao’s shortlist for 2020. Covid-19 then had other ideas. They were canceling this year entirely in the US.
This means Khan has become the better option for the eight-weight world champion as Mayweather plots another exhibition in Japan.
Mayweather is eyeing up another New Year’s Eve bonanza with RIZIN after earning a $9.9 million purse for under three minutes of work in 2018.
WBN Editor Phil Jay has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @worldboxingnews.