Amir Khan incorrectly told by ‘advisers’ Manny Pacquiao fight was signed

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Amir Khan has admitted he was wrongly told he had secured a fight with Manny Pacquiao.

The former world champion made the sensational claim last week, after a lucrative appearance in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, that Pacquiao had signed to fight him in November.

Pacquiao’s team immediately rubbished Khan’s announcement, insisting there was no agreement and Khan explained he was misinformed.

He told Sky Sports: ‘Basically before the last press conference, I’d been told that contracts between myself and Manny Pacquiao had been signed.

‘This is from a company, who I’ve worked with called Super Boxing League, who I’m a chairman of as well. Obviously as a fighter you have advisers and my advisers told me the fight was signed.

‘Hopefully we were looking at it later in the year. Obviously Manny comes back and says that fight isn’t happening.

‘It’s just one of them things. I’d love to have that fight. If it’s not there for me, then it’s not there for me.

‘I have a date, November 8, in Saudi Arabia in Riyad. I’ll be focusing on that.

‘I’d love it to be Manny Pacquiao, if it’s not Manny Pacquiao we’ll obviously move on to someone else.’

Khan did confirm he would be fighting again in Saudi Arabia in November, despite facing a wave of questions and criticism about the country’s human rights record.

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