As it stated in Manny Pacquiao has lined up his next opponent, announcing he is negotiating an upcoming fight with Amir Khan.
A fight between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan appears set to happen later this year.
Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, said a fight with Khan will take place “maybe in April or maybe June, but not May”.
A date and location for the bout are still to be determined, but Pacquiao said recently his next fight would take place in the United Arab Emirates.
“The Australian deal is not going to happen now because Manny is trying to get a fight done in the United Arab Emirates and the people there favour him fighting Amir Khan,” he said.
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Amir Khan to fight Manny Pacquiao as boxers agree terms over big bout in Britain in May
Getty Images 8 Manny Pacquiao is said to have agreed terms to fight Amir Khan in BritainKhan has not fought since he was knocked out challenging Saul Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title in Las Vegas last May.
Former training partners Khan and Pacquiao are understood to have agreed terms to face each other in Britain in what would be one of the most eagerly-anticipated fights of the year.
Action Images 8 Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan know each other well after training together for yearsKhan and Pacquiao know each other well after their time working together under Freddie Roach in Hollywood, when they sparred hundreds of rounds together.
British boxer Amir Khan throws first punch since hand injuryReuters 8 Manny Pacquiao beat Jessie Vargas to win the world welterweight title last NovemberVerbal agreements have been reached between both camps, with just official contracts now needing to be signed.
At the time Roach insisted they would not fight each other, but Khan’s switch to work under Virgil Hunter in 2012 has made the bout possible.
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Arum says Pacquiao could still face Horn if no Khan fight
Many of Pacquiao’s boxing fans aren’t interested in seeing Pacquiao fight Jeff Horn, but Arum isn’t letting go of the idea of still making the fight between them.
Hopefully it’s a legitimate one, because it’s just a much better fight Pacquiao than him facing little known Jeff Horn.
Arum said that if the deal for Pacquiao to fight Khan in the UAE gets done this weekend, then the fight will take place on April 22.
The fact that Arum isn’t letting go of the Horn fight gives me the impression that he really wants that fight for some reason for Pacquiao.
“If the Khan fight doesn’t happen and we shift the date, he might end up fighting Horn in Australia,” said Arum to RingTV.com.
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