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Amir Khan targets former stablemate Manny Pacquiao

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Following his highly impressive victory over the tough and tricky Luis Collazo, Amir Khan is eyeing up a shot at former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.

Aged 27 he holds a record currently standing at 29 wins and 3 losses following his dominant points victory over Collazo on the undercard of the Mayweather v Maidana bill.

Khan utilised his superior boxing skills to great effect and appears to have developed his defensive prowess and mental side to the sport. He knew when to attack and when to stay out of trouble. Khan wasn't reckless and looked sensational.


He had hoped that such a performance would get him the shot at Floyd Maywether but with Mayweather set on fighting again in September that seems impossible.

Khan will be fasting during the religious festival of Ramadan and will not have enough time to recover his body to the necessary condition in order to face Mayweather in September.

Khan is instead looking at other possibilities for November or December this year before hopefully going on to face Mayweather next may.

Former stablemate

The top name is his former stablemate and legend of the sport Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is an elite level fighter who has held world titles in an incredible eight weight divisions but appears to be a fighter who isn't quite as good as he once was.

Pacquiao fought Timothy Bradley earlier this year in a highly anticipated rematch and showed glimpses of the old Pacquiao with his hand-speed but he seems to have lost some of the punch power which made so dangerous in years gone by.

A fight between the two fighters would be fascinating and picking a winner would be tough. If Khan could show the same level of discipline that he did against Collazo and look to use his hand-speed but not be overly attacking than he could prove to be a real trouble to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao himself would be highly confident of success with the years of sparring the two are going to have done. The Filipino pugilist seems to be running out of other opponents due to the promotional issues we are all aware of in the sport and Khan would be a huge name.

Real interest

There would be real interest in the fight due to both fighters fan friendly style and it would be interesting viewing to see which man would come out on top.

Khan's former trainer and Pacquiao's current trainer Freddie Roach could be a key man having worked with both men and knowing their strengths and weaknesses, but Khan under the tutelage of Virgil Hunter appears a more well-rounded fighter.

Khan has huge talent and provided that he could maintain his discipline he really could beat a great of the sport and throw his name right up there in the pound for pound rankings.

The real winner in this fight would be the fans as this would be a mega fight between two exciting boxers.

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