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Khan eyes clash with Pacquiao

2015-01-23 22:40
Amir Khan (File)

Cape Town - British welterweight Amir Khan revealed a fight against Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards after a meeting with his former sparring partner on Friday.

Khan trained alongside Pacquiao for several years under his old mentor Freddie Roach and had previously maintained they would never fight.

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But, despite their warm relationship, both men are now open to a bout following their get-together at the Fitzroy Lodge boxing club in London.

"It was great seeing Manny again as it's been a while since we last met up," Khan said on Friday.

"He's a good friend and we chatted about the past when we were training together, his visit to London and also a bit about the future.

"Even though we have that friendship, if it makes sense then it's a fight that can certainly happen between us. I want to fight the biggest and best names out there and Manny is definitely among them.

"Within the next few weeks, who I'm fighting should be a lot clearer. I want to give the fans the most exciting and entertaining fights in 2015 - so watch this space."

Khan and Pacquiao have both spoken recently of their wish to fight the world's top fighter, Floyd Mayweather, without actually securing a shot with the American.

But in the meantime they could meet each other in the ring after Khan, 28, delivered arguably a career-best performance when he won a landslide decision victory over American Devon Alexander in December.

Pacquiao, 36, seems to be past his peak but remains a massive draw in the sport and he too would be happy to fight Khan.

"Yes, there's a big possibility, nothing personal, we're just doing our job in the ring," he said on Sky Sports News.

"It's not difficult for us because we respect each other."

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