Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquiao is out of retirement and he is open to fighting British boxer, Amir Khan.
The Filipino called it quits in April after winning his rematch against Timothy Bradley on points, but will return to the ring on Saturday when he faces Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas for the WBO Welterweight title.
The 37-year-old highlighted Golovkin’s fight against Brook in September as the bout that brought him out of retirement and a fight against Khan is one he would be open to.
“I’m willing to fight anybody,” he told Sky Sports News HQ. “Amir Khan is my friend and it’s good to fight somebody that you know. That’s better.”
The fight against Vargas will be Pacquiao’s 67th as a professional and is his first crack at a world title as a member of the Filipino senate, but he feels he can combine the two very distinct and demanding roles.
“The love of boxing motivated me and also I feel lonely inside,” he said. “I realise I can still box and so I decided to change my mind and continue the journey.
“It’s not easy (to combine boxing with being a senator), it’s hard to balance working in an office and training but I can manage my time.
“This is a very important fight and it’s a difficult fight – he’s a champion so you can’t underestimate him or take him lightly but I’ll make sure I’m 100 per cent conditioned, mentally and spiritually.”