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March 7, 2017
Manny Pacquiao will not fight Amir Khan on April 22 but is leaving the door open for a potential matchup in the second half of 2017, according to promoter Bob Arum.
“When they contacted me, I told them it was pie in the sky, that this is crazy—it’s not going to happen,” Arum said Tuesday, per Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. “Manny wanted to roll the dice. He rolled the dice, and it came up snake eyes. If something is too good to be true, it’s too good to be true.”
Pacquiao, 38, was in search of a $38 million offer to fight Khan in the United Arab Emirates. Arum said it was an “outlandish sum…made no sense.”
More to follow.