Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan is confident he will be Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao’s last opponent in the boxing ring. The buzz has been that Manny would prefer to deliver a defeat to Floyd Mayweather, who he lost to in May of this year, but it’s more likely now that come February or April 2016, it will be Khan in the opposite corner.
At 36, world champion Manny Pacquiao is ready for retirement and looking at a new career. He will now enter the political arena, with his sights reportedly set on winning a senate seat and later, the presidency in his native Philippines. After winning 57 fights out of 65 over the years, he feels he has nothing to prove in the ring anymore.
Amir Khan and Pacquiao had been training partners in the past, and Khan has also spent time with Pacquiao’s coach, Freddie Roach. Manny’s promoter Bob Arum has also named Terence Crawford and Tim Bradley as possible contenders for the much-touted last fight, but Khan insists that if they want a headline grabbing face-off, he’s their man.
With 34 victories and an Olympic silver medal behind him, Bolton-born Amir Khan is hugely popular in Pakistan where he is regarded as local-boy-made-good. He is currently in Doha, Qatar the site of the World Amateur Boxing Championship and has told his fans to expect a headline-making fight soon!