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Amir Khan speaks to beIN SPORTS – “I want to fight Pacquiao”

“I want to fight against Manny Pacquiao, he’s the champion” – Amir Khan

“I want to fight against Manny Pacquiao, he’s the champion” – Amir Khan

Former world boxing champion Amir Khan appeared on beIN SPORTS’s ‘Allo beIN’ show, and spoke openly about his future in the sport; how he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao; the money he’s earnt from boxing; and his philanthropic work.

When asked if he is planning to retire from boxing, Khan revealed:

· “I like to box… I’d love to continue boxing, and whenever I see my trophies and my achievements, it boosts me even more [to continue in the sport]”

· “I’m still in contact with most of the people who are related to this amazing sport, and of course with Nasser Al-Khelaifi [Chairman of beIN MEDIA GROUP] from time to time, and I believe everything will be amazing”

When asked who his next opponent might be, Khan stated:

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· “I want to fight against Manny Pacquiao, he’s the champion”

· “I want to reach the level that I can fight against anyone without fearing anything”

On a potential venue for the fight, Khan said:

· “Why don’t Qatar host the event, as it’s already prepared for the 2022 World Cup?”

· “I love Qatar and I loved my last stay there”

When asked about potential switch to MMA, Khan laughed off the suggestion, stating:

· “No no no, many have asked me about that and my answer is still the same: I can’t kick – and I don’t know how to, to be honest – as I’m into boxing. I think this kind of sport [MMA] is difficult for me”

Khan has earned a reported £60 million from boxing. When asked if he had a target to reach before retirement, Khan said:

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· “In the boxing world, I gave a lot, and it gave me a lot also”

· “I won many trophies and gained money from everywhere and got famous”

· “It helped me a lot to support the community, do my charity work, and give a hand to people in need”

When asked about his Charity experience and the work his organization [Amir Khan Foundation] does to help and support people, Khan said:

· “It’s always nice to help the people in need whether they are here or somewhere else around the world”

· “We are currently giving support to the people who suffered from Coved-19 here in England and Pakistan”

· “We give food and support to people who don’t have work at the moment, or who have had their work affected from the current [COVID-19] situation”

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