SPORTS Pacquiao-Khan Fight Talks On.r Khan Confident He’ll Beat Pacquiao

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British boxing star Amir Khan is confident that he will be able to beat Manny Pacquiao should their bout push through next year.
Khan, a two-time former world champion, said he has learned so much since leaving Freddie Roach’s stable to train under Virgil Hunter, which, he believes, will help him beat Pacquiao.
“With what I’ve learned in the past few years, I can definitely fight Manny Pacquiao, and beat Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said in the Daily Mail.
Khan has become Britain’s next big thing since Ricky Hatton retired from professional boxing and could draw a large following from his home country.
He said he expects his supposed bout with the Filipino to be a big hit, especially since he and Pacquiao were former training partners under Roach.
“We had the same trainer so as a storyline, it will be a great fight,” said Khan.
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He added that no one has seen them spar yet, which will further fuel excitement. “We’ve done plenty of rounds in the ring together, sparring. No one’s ever seen the sparring session, I haven’t leaked any videos,” he said.
Khan also talked about his friendship with the Filipino superstar, which hasn’t changed even after he left Roach.
But he said he will set their friendship aside once the opening bell rings.
“Me and Manny have been friends for a long time but sometimes you have to put friendship to one side,” said Khan.
Khan has been tabbed by Boring promoter Bob Arum as the preferred opponent for Pacquiao when the Filipino fights again next year.
Arum earlier said Pacquiao will return to the ring either on February or April 2016 as the boxer is still rehabilitating after injuring his right shoulder while training for his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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By ABS-CBN.NEWS.COM

British boxing star Amir Khan is confident that he will be able to beat Manny Pacquiao should their bout push through next year.
Khan, a two-time former world champion, said he has learned so much since leaving Freddie Roach’s stable to train under Virgil Hunter, which, he believes, will help him beat Pacquiao.
“With what I’ve learned in the past few years, I can definitely fight Manny Pacquiao, and beat Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said in the Daily Mail.
Khan has become Britain’s next big thing since Ricky Hatton retired from professional boxing and could draw a large following from his home country.
He said he expects his supposed bout with the Filipino to be a big hit, especially since he and Pacquiao were former training partners under Roach.
“We had the same trainer so as a storyline, it will be a great fight,” said Khan.

He added that no one has seen them spar yet, which will further fuel excitement. “We’ve done plenty of rounds in the ring together, sparring. No one’s ever seen the sparring session, I haven’t leaked any videos,” he said.
Khan also talked about his friendship with the Filipino superstar, which hasn’t changed even after he left Roach.
But he said he will set their friendship aside once the opening bell rings.
“Me and Manny have been friends for a long time but sometimes you have to put friendship to one side,” said Khan.
Khan has been tabbed by Boring promoter Bob Arum as the preferred opponent for Pacquiao when the Filipino fights again next year.
Arum earlier said Pacquiao will return to the ring either on February or April 2016 as the boxer is still rehabilitating after injuring his right shoulder while training for his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
For more sports coverage, visit ABS-CBN Sports (ABS-CBNNews.com)

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