Pac-Man publicist denies deal signed for Amir Khan fight

Sports | REUTERS 18 Jul 2019

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia despite claims a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist said.

Khan, who beat Billy Dib in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title, said he had agreed to a deal to fight Pacquiao in Riyadh on November 8.

The Briton said the clash would happen even if Pacquiao loses to American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday.

"Manny has not signed any contract. As far as I know, it has not even been discussed," Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternberg told the BBC. "He has been in training camp for the past eight weeks . . . and he hasn't met with Amir Khan during that time."

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