Roach: Pacquiao Will KO Thurman and Then Call Out Mayweather

Amir Khan claims he's agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in November

Amir Khan claims he's agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in November

Khan emphasised Pacquiao has "signed" for the fight, although he was uncertain how things may play out if Thurman was to pursue any rematch with the Filipino in the event he loses his WBA super-welterweight title on Saturday.

Manny Pacquiao's publicist has denied claims that the boxer will be fighting Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia in November.

Hall of Famer trainer Freddie Roach believes that Manny Pacquiao's experience will be the main difference this Saturday, when he faces undefeated WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman.

Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) produced a fourth round stoppage of former featherweight world champion Billy Dib in Jeddah last weekend to take the WBC worldwide welterweight title.

Residents here will be able to watch the live broadcast of Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao's fight against American Keith Thurman for free in eight venues across the city on Sunday.

Pacquiao's spokesperson Fred Sternberg has previously told BBC Sport: 'Manny has not signed any contract. I still think, even if he loses, it is a very big fight in the Middle East, there has been so much talk about it for many years.

"We are friends", Khan added.

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He also said he did not know where Khan's claims had come from. "At the moment, I think the Saudis want the Pacquiao fight more than any other name".

Hosting another of his fights in Saudi Arabia will see Khan again have to defend the decision to take boxing to a country with human rights issues.

Unlike Mayweather's exhibition, though, Khan's fight with Dib actually counted towards his professional record, so he now sits on 34-5.

He returned to the ring last January 26 and barely beat Josesito Lopez as he settled for a majority decision in a fight where he almost got stopped in the seventh round.

"Now I just think if it comes to me, it comes to me". "I got good rounds with him and did really well".

Khan has long courted a fight with multi-weight world champion Pacquiao, who will face Thurman this weekend having revived his career with victories over Lucas Matthysse and Adrien Broner following a shock loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.

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