AMIR Khan confirmed negotiations between his camp and Top Rank chief Bob Arum for a match with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao is ongoing.
The National reported the British-Pakistani boxer could fight Pacquiao in February, possibly in Las Vegas.
“I can confirm that my team has been negotiating with Bob Arum. So far, everything is going smooth,” said Khan in an interview with The National’s Omar Al Raisi.
“The contracts are being negotiated and, if everything is agreed, Manny Pacquiao will be my next opponent,” said Khan.
“Depending on when he and his team feels he could be ready, the fight could be in February or April 2016,” he said.
Pacquiao has not fought since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May, when he saw action with an injured shoulder.
The fighting congressman seems to be recovering well and has been shooting basketballs, and Khan said he has heard from the Pacquiao camp that he can already begin training for a fight.
“I have been told that Manny has been given the ‘all clear’ to start training against by his doctor,” said Khan, whom he calls as a friend.