Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

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Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to tackle Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this 12 months regardless of claims {that a} deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has mentioned.

Khan, who beat Australia’s Billy Dib in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC worldwide welterweight title, mentioned on Tuesday that he had agreed a deal to battle Pacquiao in Riyadh on Nov. 8.

The Briton informed British media the conflict with Pacquiao would occur even when the 40-year-old had been to lose to American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“Manny has not signed any contract. So far as I do know it has not even been mentioned,” Pacquiao’s publicist Fred Sternberg informed the BBC.

“He has been in coaching camp for the previous eight weeks, 4 within the Philippines and 4 in the USA, and he hasn’t met with Amir Khan throughout that point.”

Sternberg mentioned he didn’t know what prompted Khan to make the claims.

“That’s a query you might want to ask Amir Khan,” he mentioned.

Khan had been slated to battle eight-division world champion Pacquiao two years in the past within the United Arab Emirates however no settlement could possibly be reached.

Pacquiao, one of many sport’s most embellished fighters, has a file of 61 victories, seven defeats and two attracts in a profession spanning 24 years.

Khan has 34 wins and 5 defeats.

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