Amir Khan has admitted he would be open to the idea of facing Manny Pacquiao in his next fight, however, the Brit revealed he won’t be waiting around like he did for Floyd Mayweather, World Boxing News report.
Khan is currently continuing his preparations in the United States for his next bout with Samuel Vargas, which is set to take place on September 8 in Birmingham.
A win against Vargas would then put the 31-year-old on the path for a huge fight, potentially against former training partner Pacquiao.
When asked about the possibility of facing the Philippine inside the ring, Khan admitted he would take the fight, but wouldn’t want to be messed around again just like he was when the Brit tried to set up a fight with Mayweather.
If a win over Vargas means I fight Manny Pacquiao, you know we’ll take that fight.
I won’t be wasting my time chasing opponents anymore as I think I wasted too much time waiting for Floyd Mayweather, for example, and even Pacquiao but I’m not really going to wait around.
Khan also revealed that there has been no initial contact between the two parties, but believes a potential fight could even sell out Wembley Stadium.
There’s been no contact with Manny or his team yet, but even if there was, I’m focusing on Samuel Vargas.
A Pacquiao fight anywhere in the world would be massive. In the UK, I believe it could sell out Wembley but that’s up to my promoter Eddie Hearn to make sure we put a good card on.