Arum: Khan is yesterday’s news on both sides of the pond

Promoter Bob Arum has dismissed Amir Khan's chances of fighting Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino makes a comeback to the sport.

Pacquiao is ready to fight again in late October after retiring in April to focus on a career in politics back in his homeland.

Khan, who was convincingly knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in his most recent fight, had been linked as a possible opponent for the eight-weight world champion.

However, any hopes that Khan had of facing Pacquiao have been dashed by his promoter Arum, after he suggested the Brit was past his best.

“Amir Khan means absolutely nothing in the United States,” Arum told Telegraph Sport. “He brought over no people for the Canelo fight. He saved the Brits a lot of agony. 

“He is not a draw on PPV in England. He is looked upon on both sides of the pond as yesterday’s news, and yet he refuses to recognise that and feels that his value is very, very high, which it is not.

“Danny Garcia would be a very good opponent for Manny, but I don’t see a big movement on Garcia’s part to do that fight. If Jessie Vargas’ fight with Kell Brook falls through, Manny could fight Vargas for his title. Terence Crawford is a possibility if he beats Victor Postol.

“Manny has opponents. People aren’t looking to pay money to see Manny Pacquiao do an exhibition kind of fight.”

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