Amir Khan has insisted that he would be open to fighting Manny Pacquiao as it appears more and more unlikely that he will land his dream bout against Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather revealed last week that the race is between Karim Mayfield and Andre Berto to fight him in his last ever bout on September 12, thus ruling Khan out of the equation after years of chasing that fight.
As a result, the Brit will in all probability have to start considering his other options for later in the year and has called out his former stable mate to step in the ring with him.
It remains to be seen whether or not the fight is made, and timing could be an issue for late 2015 with the Filipino still recovering after undergoing shoulder surgery after his defeat to Mayweather last month.
“It’s all rumours and speculation, I’ve not spoken to Manny about a fight in Dubai and neither did our camps, so it’s untrue,” Khan told The National.
“Look, if Manny wants to fight, we can do it, I’ve offered him and his team in the past, but they turned us down.
“If Manny mans up and wants to take the fight then it will happen, but the only fight I am interested in right now is Floyd Mayweather.”
Despite claims from the 28-year-old that he would not continue to pursue the Mayweather fight in the same manner as he did prior to his win over Chris Algieri last month, Khan has done so and continues to ignore calls for other fights in the division.
Both Kell Brook and Keith Thurman have insisted that they want to take on the Bolton-born fighter, but he continues to insist that Mayweather is the only fight that he wants even though the unbeaten American is making it clear that he doesn’t feature in his thinking.
It remains to be seen who ‘Money’ opts to fight in September, but what is clear is that the welterweight division is packed with talent and there is certainly several significant bouts that can be made if the respective teams are willing to talk.