Manny Pacquiao says he'll fight Amir Khan next

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum, who earlier this week described talks of a fight between the two as "complete bull****", has since told ESPN: "Manny is trying to get a fight done in the United Arab Emirates".

"'My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight", said the Filipino senator in his official Twitter account @mannypacquiao.

Arum, however, expressed caution, saying, "Let's see the money first".

He won back his WBO welterweight title the last time he stepped in the ring against Jessie Vargas in November 2016.

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Manila Times, Arum said that the Horn fight would push through if the amount of money promised by the Middle East group did not materialize.

Meanwhile, Amir Khan's heart is surely aflutter with news that he might finally land one of the marquee fights he's always been chasing.

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Khan said some disparaging things about Roach, who certainly remembers.

Australian Horn had been the previous frontrunner for an April 23 bout, although Pacquiao showed no interest in the proposed Brisbane outing and Khan is now firmyl top of the wanted list. I have some reservations whether it will happen or not.

The Australian native is yet to box anywhere not under his nation's flag, but he has already agreed to fight Pacquiao, which may give him as the equivalent of being left at the altar. Khan is coming off of a brutal KO defeat at the hands of Canelo Alvarez, but that was a fight where he was undersized and over-matched.

Koncz has flirted in the past with the idea of having Pacquiao fight in the United Arab Emirates and that could come to fruition with Khan, who's of Pakistani descent.

The 83-year-old Arum himself appeared to have conceded Australia - and Horn for that matter - won't be having a piece of Pacquiao for the moment.

Talks about the potential Pacquiao-Khan fight have left the previously reported bout with Australia's Horn in limbo.

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