British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao is scheduled for the ‘fight of the century’ against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas, while Khan is set for a showdown with Chris Algieri on May 29 in New York. According to Arabian Business, after the Pac-man squares off against Mayweather, he is a target for Khan.
Khan wants to take on Pacquiao in Abu Dhabi or Dubai in the UAE. If the fight happens, it will take place sometime in November or December this year. The boxer from Bolton was quoted by the Daily Mail saying, “I want this fight. I would love to box Manny. We’ve been looking at an event in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is only a short drive away. It’s a dream of mine to fight in that part of the world.”
Khan and Pacquiao have previously sparred before. The Daly Mail quoted Khan’s former coach Freddie Roach last year saying, “Manny frequently put Amir on the floor, knocking him cold four or five times.” Will Khan get knocked out at the hands of Pacquiao in a real boxing match? That remains to be seen if the Filipino decides to go ahead with the bout against King Khan.
Khan has also expressed his views on the Pac-man’s fight against world champion Mayweather. “I actually think that once Mayweather gets through Manny’s assault in the first few rounds it will become an easy win for him. Manny has speed and power but Floyd has the defensive skill to avoid him and the brain and accuracy to keep picking him off as he comes in. The longer it goes the harder it will get for Manny and if he is to win he will have to keep up the pace through every minute of every round.”
Khan tips ‘Money’ Mayweather as the victor on May 2. We could also see Pacquiao emerge victorious and end Mayweather’s unbeaten run. Hopefully, Khan can record a win in his own match against Algieri next month.