Boxer Amir Khan will NOT fight Manny Pacquia, Biggest Prize Fight

Amir Khan will NOT fight Manny Pacquiao this spring, according to the Filipino’s promoter but is leaving the door open for a potential matchup in the second half of 2017.

The two fighters tweeted last month that they had agreed terms to clash on April 23.

Pacquaio had posted: “Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms for the April 23 but as this is what the fans wanted. #PacquiaoKhan

Pacquiao, 38, was in search of a $38 million offer to fight Khan in the United Arab Emirates.

Amir Khan added on his social media page: “My team and I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight.”

Pacquiao and Khan originally announced their fight in February. When originally discussed, it seemed the pair had multiple countries looking to host the bout—billed as what would have been one of 2017’s biggest prizefights.

Claims talk of a $38million offer from the gulf state was a mirage and the deal for the battle is dead.

Pacquiao is likely to face another opponent in June or July with Australia’s Jeff Horn among the possible contenders for his welterweight world title.

Khan will also be forced to seek alternative opposition but could still take on his former training partner in November if a deal can be resurrected.

Amir Khan has not fought since being knocked out by Canelo Alvarez last May. That loss broke a string of five straight wins for the Brit, who was a rumored Mayweather opponent at one point.

Original News Source: Mirror | bleacher report