The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather jr. doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to happen. Manny claims to have given Floyd a contract and set a target for the end of January to get the seal done for a May fight. But now, Manny is fed up, rumors is he went to London to secure a fight with Amir Khan.
The Daily Mail characterized the talks between Pacquiao and Khan as “informal man-to-man discussions about an alternative superbout in case Floyd Mayweather fails to call either of them for his next megafight.”
In a strange twist, Khan has also given Mayweather a deadline of “mid-January” that has already passed, according to the Daily Mail, to fight him or he’s moving on, as well, setting up a potential fight with Pacquiao.
“Just in case Floyd doesn’t come through we regard Amir as the best possible alternative,” Pacquiao advisor Michael Koncz told the Daily Mail. “He and Manny would make for a very exciting fight and Manny would be more than happy to do it at Wembley stadium. We are looking at that possibility and also Abu Dhabi as another potential venue. But of course we are still working on Mayweather.”
Boxing is a business. But the reality is, the only fight most want to see is Pac vs. Floyd, anything else is anti-climatic.