Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Amir Khan claims he's agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao in November

Khan won the WBC worldwide welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Jeddah on Friday.

Both fighters are said to have signed contracts to seal the deal.

"I don't speak for Amir Khan but the senator has a fight scheduled on July 20 against Keith Thurman and has signed no fights past fighting Keith Thurman", Sean Gibbons, president of MP promotions told Dan Rafael.

Fred Sternburg, Pacquiao's publicist, also stated no deal has been completed, telling The National: "Manny has not signed a contract for that fight".

Khan doesn't believe a Thurman win will have a detrimental effect on his proposed showdown with Pacquiao, saying: "I still think, even if he loses, it is a very big fight in the Middle East".

"I made that mistake in the past when I was waiting for Floyd and he never fought me so it was a waste of time", he said. That is why I want to fight him.

"I hope it is him but we will have to look at back-up plans", Khan added.

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The 30-year-old Keith "One Time" Thurman, is now the undefeated WBA Welterweight World Champion and holds the longest reign as welterweight champion in boxing, after he redeemed his title following a stoppage victory over Diego Chaves in 2013.

"I can see the press conferences being very chilled and calm and not outspoken but let's see what happens".

Khan has long sought the chance to face Pacquiao, one of the sport's most decorated fighters.

Unlike Mayweather's exhibition, though, Khan's fight with Dib actually counted towards his professional record, so he now sits on 34-5.

Since returning to the sport after nearly two years out of the ring in April 2018, Khan has three wins and lost a controversial world-title shot against Terence Crawford when he was pulled out by his corner after a low blow.

"I'm just here to showcase my skills and my talent, and show everybody why Keith "One Time" Thurman is the undefeated welterweight champion of the world", said the 30-year-old Thurman.

In 2017, Khan and Pacquiao were slated to have a bout but an agreement could not be reached between the two.

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