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Amir Khan insists that Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao will never happen as there are far too many politics involved in the bout.
Khan was speaking during an exclusive interview with BT Sport during which he gave his opinion on the fight that every boxing fan is waiting for on May 2.
“Honestly that fight will never happen, in my opinion,” he said. “I spoke to Manny Pacquiao and, obviously, we speak to Mayweather and his team.
“I can’t really see that fight happening, there are too much politics with that fight. There’s different promotions teams and different management teams – I don’t think they will let that fight happen.”
The 28-year-old is still eager to get in the ring with either man, and he has reportedly been earmarked as an alternative for Pacquiao should the deal with Mayweather not be made.
Mayweather and Pacquiao met for the first time at an NBA game almost two weeks ago, and the pair met again later that night to discuss their fight privately at the latter’s hotel suite.
As a result, there were suggestions that the fight was close to being made as Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, insisted that both fighters made it clear that they wanted it to happen and so negotiations would continue.
Issues with the joint broadcast between HBO and Showtime were understood to be easily overcome, but with no announcement over Super Bowl weekend, Mayweather took to social media to insist that no deal was close to being made and that Pacquiao’s camp were lying if they stated otherwise.
It has became a frustrating farce yet again for fans, but Khan is arguably the only man who won’t mind if it doesn’t happen given that he still wants to face either fighter.
Speaking last week, Khan insisted that a fight between him and Mayweather would be easy to make as they share the same manager and promotions team, so he is also left asking why the fight can’t be done.