Khan-Pacquiao Haggle Over Value
Following Amir Khan’s win over Samuel Vargas, Manny Pacquiao feels the Bolton based boxer is trying to price himself out of a fight against the Filipino Senator.
Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse in July for the WBA “regular” welterweight title, told reporters this weekend that “it doesn’t sound as if he really wants to fight (me).”
Pacquiao, who is set for a December 1st return to the ring, feels Khan is over estimating his value, especially after having two “comeback” fights following a two year hiatus from the sport.
While Khan is in the midst of a comeback, he feels the time is right for a fight against the 40 year old senator, and that he has other options on the table.
“Manny needs to know I’ve got other options — I have Kell Brook as well,” he said, referring to his fellow British fighter.
“Manny can’t price himself out, he’s not going to make the same kind of money fighting anyone else. That’s my message to Manny,” said Khan, who will also celebrate his birthday nine days before Pacquiao.
Initial Report: World Boxing News