Manny Pacquiao Could Fight Twice This Year, Amir Khan Still Chasing 'Pacman'

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 05/16/17 08:35AM EDT
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If Amir Khan gets one of his wishes, there is a chance the boxing world will see Manny Pacquiao fight twice this 2017. Khan aims to return to the ring before the year ends. The British slugger recently revealed that he is negotiating with two boxers, Pacquiao and Kell Brook. 

A report by The Sun broke the news about Khan's future plans. The 30-year-old even shared a timeline when a fight announcement might happen. 

"I will announce a fight within the next month. I am in talks with a few people, Manny Pacquiao is one name, Kell Brook is another," Khan said according to the report. 

Despite Pacquiao's inclusion, it looks like Khan wants to face Brook more. He sounded eager to take on his fellow Brit and even stated, "It's time now that I put him in his place."

All Khan has to do as of this moment is be patient while playing the waiting game. Both Brook and Pacquiao already have scheduled bouts this 2017. 

Later this month, Brook is going to defend his IBF world welterweight championship versus Errol Spence, Jr. Unfortunately for Khan, following this, "Special K" has other plans. According to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old is eyeing a rematch with Gennady Golovkin who handed him his first career loss (TKO) in September of 2016. 

If Brook is unavailable, it can be expected that Khan's focus will be on Pacquiao. He should be the one fighting the former eight-division champion this summer but the negotiations ended unsuccessfully. This led to the pride of the Philippines settling with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn.  

Khan has been talking about Pacquiao since last year but so far nothing significant is taking place. Perhaps once Pacquiao is done with Horn, the two can continue the negotiation for a year-end clash. 



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