Can’t Amir provide bigger test for Manny?

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names What does he plan to do?“If it’s Pacquiao, it’s Pacquiao. If not, we will go to someone else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Khan, a former Olympian, is scheduled to fight little-known Samuel Vargas in Birmingham, England, on Sept. 8.In his last bout in April, Khan blasted away a certain Phil Lo Greco in less than a minute. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Khan continued to say Pacquao would be great and any fighter would love to do it.The closest Khan came to fighting Pacquiao came in April 2017, but negotiations fizzled out due to absence of proper funding.This subsequently led to Pacquiao clashing with Jeff Horn, the fight resulting into a dreadful upset that led to Pacquiao’s dethronement as WBO welterweight champion.Reports say Pacquiao plans to fight early December, before he turns 40.First names mentioned for the new WBA welterweight champion included Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachecko, both unbeaten and leading pound-for-pound stars.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team It’s not surprising that the name of former world boxing champion Amir Khan often lingers at the tailend whenever they do a list-up of Manny Pacquiao’s possible next opponents.“I’m sick of waiting,” Khan cried, “I’m just tired waiting around and hoping for a title fight.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Blu Girls blank WS rivals MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced There was also tentative mention of Khan’s name among Pacquiao’s possible next foes.Pacquiao himself has not commented about his former stable mate in Freddie Roach’s famous Wild Card camp.But in a happy twist for Khan, his name was singled out by Pacquiao conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who noted the Bolton boxer would easily fill up the vast Wembley stadium in Great Britain if he happens to be paired against Pacquiao.Experts have noted that Khan should be able to provide a more interesting fight than dethroned WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.Khan has been listed to have lost three times by stoppage. But all those falls were fighting defeats, with Khan making a gallant stand before ending up flat on his back.Matthysse was criticized for a gutless stand versus Pacquiao, when he suffered three knockdowns before inexplicably giving up on his knees in the seventh round in Kuala Lumpur last July 15.From veteran news correspondent Jun Velasco of Dagupan: My condolences to Atty. Jess Santiago on the passing of his wife, Dr. Teresita Reyna, 77, of Dagupan City. She was the daughter of the late former Mayor Liberato Ll. Reyna Sr.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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