Amir Khan's father claims deal to fight Manny Pacquiao is complete

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Britain's Amir Khan has agreed a deal to fight eight-division world champions and former sparring partner Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in April 2016, according to the Daily Mail.

Shah Khan, Amir's dad, said the paperwork was sent to promoter Bob Arum on Friday and 'every point was covered.'

However, Arum has since hit back, saying nothing has been confirmed for Pacquiao's next fight.


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As per ESPN, he said: "I haven't sent a contract to him. We haven't sent anything to him.

"Don't you think I'm the promoter of the fight and I would know if I sent a contract? It's total bulls---. It's not true. This is f---ing ridiculous. There is no deal. There is no contract. There has been no decision whatsoever."

The Bolton-born boxer has been coveting a super-fight since he began negotiations with Floyd Mayweather over two years ago.

'Pretty Boy' never gave Khan the fight he desired and retired from boxing with an unblemished record of 49 wins.

While the fight is still not confirmed, Khan is a front-runner to face Pacquiao in his final fight before he hangs up his gloves to pursue a career in politics. 

Pac-man will be looking to end his career on a high having lost to Mayweather in the fight billed ' The Fight of the Century'.

Khan, himself, has won his last four bouts and was impressive as he outclassed Chris Algieri to gain a unanimous points decision victory at the Barclays' Centre in May.

Pacquiao, at 36, and 65 fights into his professional career, is no longer at the height of his powers, but would still provide the toughest test of Khan's career.

The 28-year-old has continually been called out by IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and a fight between the two would be the biggest in the recent history of British boxing. 

Terence Crawford, whom Arum promotes, is also in the running to fight Pacquiao. If the junior welterweight title holder is given the chance to fight the Philippine then Khan may have nowhere to turn.

A matchup with either Brook or Pacquiao would be exciting for Khan, but it appears the Brit is much more focused on a fight with the latter.

Who would you rather see Khan fight: Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao? Have your say in the comments section below

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