Amir Khan
Amir Khan said a fight with Manny Pacquiao “can happen” in the near future. Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

British boxer Amir Khan is looking for a possible boxing match with his former sparring partner Manny Pacquiao, after the former missed out on undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. Jr. Khan is yet to decide on his next opponent, but the British fighter is hopeful that a clash with the Filipino boxing icon could be fixed.

Khan believes a fight with the former eight-division titlist Pacquiao “can happen” in the near future. But the 28-year-old boxer, who has a record of 31 wins and three losses, along with 19 knockouts, admitted it would be up to the promoters to decide the bout.

“Hopefully a Manny Pacquiao fight [is next]. Obviously we both want to fight, right now it’s up to the promoters,” Khan said, Boxing Scene reported.

Khan and Top Rank Promotion boss Bob Arum are both interested to book the fight next year, when Pacquiao fully recovers from an injured shoulder sustained during his fight against Mayweather in May. Last month, Khan offered Pacquiao a fight after the British fighter was denied to be Mayweather’s final opponent.

Meanwhile, Russian welterweight champ Ruslan Provodnikov has confirmed his team is “taking care of the negotiations” with Khan over a November fight in America. Provodnikov, who has 24 wins and four losses since turning pro in 2004, said he is ready to fight Khan after the Russian boxer missed out on the likes of Brandon Rios, Jesse Vargas, and Timothy Bradley.

"He's been in some tough fights; he's fought some real great opposition so definitely a great fighter and definitely a fighter I would want to fight because I think it would be a great fight. So I'm hoping the fight happens,” Provodnikov said, reports Sky Sports. "We were discussing for November."

Khan has not fought since defeating Chris Algieri on points in May, but has also been linked with a possible fight against Shane Mosley on Dec. 13 in Dubai.

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