Khan on Mayweather-Pacquiao: “There’s Too Much Politics With That Fight”

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An interested observer in the Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations is one Amir Khan. Khan, who is coming off a decisive victory over Devon Alexander last December, is seen as a plan B for both Mayweather and Pacquiao if the fight doesn’t happen.

In a column by BoxingScene.com, Khan spoke with BT Sport and said he doesn’t feel a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao will happen.

“Honestly that fight will never happen, in my opinion. I spoke to Manny Pacquiao and, obviously, we speak to Mayweather and his team. I can’t really see that fight happening, there is too much politics with that fight. There’re different promotions teams and different management teams – I don’t think they will let that fight happen,” Khan told BT Sport.

But Khan is a fan of the sport and feels that it would be good for the sport if they ever do get in the same ring and lace up the gloves.

“If it does happen, I’m a big boxing fan and I would love to see it. I want either one of those guys, if they are fighting each other then I can’t argue because I would love to see that fight like everyone else. It’s a fight I’ve always waited for, but it’s taken so long that I can’t see it happening.”