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Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

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Published on July 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1.

MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER

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Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1.

MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2.

PACQUIAO WORKING OUT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (MAY 2016) (GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS - ACCESS ALL) 3.

AMIR KHAN WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST CANELO ALVAREZ HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 18, 2016) (GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY) 4.

KHAN TRAINING LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 2009) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 5.

KHAN AND PACQUIAO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE MAY 2009) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 6.

KHAN AND PACQUIAO STORY: Amir Khan said on Tuesday (July 16) he had agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year.

Britain's Khan stopped Australia's Billy Dib in the fourth round in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title.

Filipino Pacquiao, 40, is scheduled to fight American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Khan told British media his fight against Pacquiao was scheduled for Nov.

8 and would happen even if the Filipino were to lose to Thurman.

Khan was due to fight eight-division world champion Pacquiao in 2017 in the United Arab Emirates but the deal fell through.

Pacquiao has a record of 61 wins, seven defeats and two draws in a 24-year professional career while Khan has 34 wins and five defeats.

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