"Saudi fight with Amir Khan hasn't been discussed": Manny Pacquiao's camp
Amir Khan seems to have made a huge gaffe in his recent interviews when he had claimed the bout with Manny Pacquiao was in Riyadh was 'signed off and done'. But, it seems that isn't so.
But Pacquiao’s spokesperson, Fred Sternberg, told BBC Sport: “Manny has not signed any contract. As far as I know, it hasn’t even been discussed.”
Khan won the WBC international welterweight title in the fourth round against Billy Dib in Jeddah.
The 32-year-old told how he planned to return to the kingdom in November to face former sparring partner Pacquiao, if the Filipino boxing legend comes through unscathed against Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
"Signed off and done, to get Manny Pacquiao is amazing," Khan told British radio station TalkSport.
"To have him sign that dotted line is brilliant. No matter how he does against Thurman I still think it's a big fight."
Khan has previously spoken at length at fighting against Pacquiao in the UAE.
The Filipino has 61 wins, seven defeats and two draws in a 24-year professional career, while Khan has 34 wins and five defeats.