Amir Khan was recently offered bout against Manny Pacquiao

Wednesday 29th June 2022 08:00 EDT

Boxer Amir Khan has claimed that he was recently offered an exhibition bout against former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Khan recently retired after being stopped by Kell Brook during their long-awaited grudge in February. At the time, he told fans that his body wasn’t working the way it once did and that he was happy with all he had achieved in the sport.
But despite retirement, Khan has been linked with multiple exhibition contests. In May, he called out Floyd Mayweather for an exhibition bout. But after Mayweather came out and denied any interest in the fight, attention has turned to Pacquiao. In a recent interview, Khan revealed a phone call from Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach, in which the fight was offered to the Brit.
According to Khan, "I got another phone call about another one, A friend of mine got a phone call from Freddie Roach to say 'listen we want to get a fight now Manny didn't win the elections, let's do an exhibition or maybe even a proper fight.' They also wanted to do it in the UK.
Like Khan, Pacquiao was also linked with an exhibition bout against Mayweather. The Filipino Senator recently hung up his gloves after failing to capture the WBA ‘super’ welterweight title from Yordenis Ugas in August of last year. But after falling short of his post-career ambitions to become Filipino president, he could be set to step back in the ring.

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