Bring on Pacquiao, says Amir

Amir Khan has singled out Manny Pacquiao as his No. 1 target after returning to the welterweight division with a win.

By Agencies in London
  • Published 10.09.18
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London: Amir Khan has singled out Manny Pacquiao as his No. 1 target after returning to the welterweight division with a win.

Khan climbed off the floor to beat Samuel Vargas on a unanimous points decision and with 12 rounds under his belt, immediately set his sights on a big name before the end of the year. Rival Kell Brook was ringside and says he will get back down to 147lbs for an all-British battle, but the Bolton star has set his sights firmly on Pacquiao next.

"Bring on Manny Pacquiao," Khan told Sky Sports. "He is an amazing, amazing boxer, so who wants to see Manny Pacquiao? Who wants to see the Kell Brook fight?

"I want the biggest fights and that's where I belong. There is a massive demand for it but the only fight that works for me over Kell Brook is Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao is who I want. I want Manny Pacquiao.

"Manny Pacquiao is my No. 1 pick. If not, we will go back to the drawing board and if it's Kell Brook, it's Kell Brook." Khan was back at 147lbs for the first time in three years.