Amir Khan forced to rule out Manny Pacquiao fight

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British professional boxer and two-time former world champion, Amir Khan has pulled out of negotiations to fight former gym-mate Manny Pacquiao, according to news reports

The English fighter was in talks with the 36-year-old Filipino superstar, who is set to return to training before the end of the year after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr in boxing’s richest-ever fight in May.

Pacquiao had acknowledged that welterweight Khan was a potential opponent for his comeback bout, but the Briton’s hopes have been dashed with speculation growing that Pacquiao has set his sights on a rematch with Mayweather Jr, despite the American’s retirement following 49 unbeaten fights.

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