Amir Khan admits he would love to agree a fight with Manny Pacquiao, as long as it makes “financial sense” to face the Filipino superstar.
Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, hopes to arrange a clash between the pair in the Middle East early next year — something Khan is keen on after being snubbed by Floyd Mayweather again.
And the Bolton-born boxer, whose last outing came against Chris Algieri in New York in May, believes a fight with Pacquiao would prove to be an exciting contest.
“Yes, I think the fight can happen,” he told Sports Tonight show on Dubai Eye 103.8. “If it makes sense financially for both of us, then I think the fight will definitely take place.
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“I think it makes sense for both of us to take it. It’s a great storyline because obviously Manny Pacquiao and I used to train together and we had the same trainer, Freddie Roach, so we know a lot about each other. It’s a great story.
“And fighting-style wise, Manny wasn’t at his best against a defensive Mayweather, but with me I’m a totally different fighter. “We both like to fight, move and both have tremendous hand speed. I think it would be amazing.
“I’d love to take that fight.”
Arum has ruled out the possibility of the fight taking place in Dubai but Khan is still keen on putting on a performance in the Middle East, with Qatar and Abu Dhabi among the possible venues.