Manny Pacquiao’s proposed encounter against Amir Khan could still take place in November, the WBO welterweight champion's promoter has confirmed.
Pacquiao was hopeful of facing former world champion Khan in an April clash in the United Arab Emirates, but the financial backers to the fight fell through.
However, with the pair still keen to face each other, the bout is being pencilled in for later this year, although that is not expected to be Pacquiao’s next foray into the ring.
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) March 14, 2017
Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, said: “[The Khan] fight can’t happen in April because the people who were putting on the money were not able to.
“Hopefully, that fight can happen in November.”
Offers are coming in from all over the world to host @MannyPacquiaoTR fights. Australia, Russia, UK and U.S. What a way to go out.
— Bob Arum (@BobArum) January 8, 2017
Who Pacquiao will face next remains in question. Australia’s Jeff Horn has been the subject of discussions for several months, but Arum admits nothing has been finalised.
“I don’t know yet where [Pacquiao’s return] will be,” he added.
“We are discussing various places, but obviously the fight finance is always there as part of making the fight, so that’s not a problem.”