Amir Khan has pulled out of negotiations with Manny Pacquiao for a potential bout next May, but still has his sights set on Timothy Bradley or a rematch against Danny Garcia.
The two-time light-welterweight World Champion revealed his frustration with the breakdown in talks with Pacquiao’s camp, insisting he wasn’t willing to be drawn into a lengthy negotiation process.
Speaking to thenational.ae, Khan said: “I have pulled out of the negotiations. I am no longer fighting Manny Pacquiao.
“They know I am a tricky fight for him and they know I will beat him. Or else, why pull out of a fight when there is a lot of money on the table? I don’t really know if Mayweather is fighting Pacquiao again. It is a possible reason for him to stall on signing the contract, but I don’t really know.
“I am not going to wait around for Manny like I did for Mayweather,” a frustrated Khan added.
“I need to fight and if they don’t want to fight then that’s fine, I have other targets. I already had a back-up plan drawn up in case the Pacquiao fight didn’t go to plan. We are looking at a Danny Garcia rematch. I also would like to fight Tim Bradley; that’s another interesting fight.
Since moving up to welterweight, Khan has swept aside Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri in impressive fashion. Now the 28-year-old Bolton star is looking to arrange a big money fight in December, but has so far found negotiations difficult.