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Pacquiao-Khan fight looms

DOHA (AFP) — Amir Khan said on Saturday he believes that there is a “75 percent” chance a big money fight with Manny Pacquiao will go ahead.

The British boxer, speaking at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha, Qatar, confirmed that his management team are in talks with the Filipino boxing legend and was confident he would finally land a fight he has been chasing for some time.

“I think 75 percent,” he told AFP when asked what the chances are of any fight going ahead. “I think this could happen.”

Earlier, at a “media roundtable” held next to one of the world championships’ boxing rings, Khan said his management team “were taking care of everything” regarding negotiations with Pacquiao.

“If it is going to happen, it’s going to happen,” said the current WBC Silver welterweight champion.

“Pacquiao is a fight I would like to have because styles makes fights. Me and Pacquiao used to train together as well, spar together.

“We are friends but sometimes, you know, friends have to fight each other.

“I think it can happen. It’s all about just doing the little things, contracts and stuff.

“I have left it to my team, my team are taking care of it, it’s a good fight for me.”

Khan was speaking at the same venue where Manny Pacquiao had visited on Thursday.

During that visit, Pacquiao confirmed he was in negotiations with the 28-year-old Briton and Floyd Mayweather for what would probably be the final fight of his career.

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