According to Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao has spoken with him about the prospect of a fight.
After losing to Kell Brook in February, the 35-year-old former super-lightweight world champion Khan announced his retirement from the sport.
On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao is the only eight-weight world champion in the history of the sport. He retired after losing to Yordenis Ugas by unanimous decision in August of last year.
Manny Pacquaio is a senator in his own nation. He unsuccessfully campaigned for president in May. Additionally, Khan now claims that Pacquiao’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach phoned a person close to him to explore the possibility of either an exhibition match or a legitimate fight between them.
Khan said the following to iFL TV: “I got another phone call about another one [fight] today. Well, I didn’t. A friend of mine got a phone call from Freddie Roach to say that ‘listen, we want to get a fight now that Manny [Pacquiao] didn’t win the elections, let’s do an exhibition or maybe even a proper fight’.”
“They want to do it in the UK [but] you know all that bulls*** – chasing [Floyd] Mayweather, chasing Manny Pacquiao – it was not meant to happen then and maybe it’s not meant to happen now.”
“So I’m not going to chase something. I heard it and kind of laughed about it. I didn’t even want to mention it because it’s probably all b*****s to be honest with you.”
Throughout his career, Khan was often linked to matches against Mayweather and Pacquiao but never really took on any of them.
The Olympic silver medalist later stepped up to 160 pounds, when he battled Canelo Alvarez for the middleweight belt and lost by knockout. This was after he became the undisputed champion at 140 pounds in 2011.