Khan thinks fight with Pacquiao ‘could still happen’

Amir Khan is hopeful that he can still land a fight with long-term target Manny Pacquiao.

The British boxer has been chasing a fight with the Filipino for a long time with a bout looking likely at the beginning of this year.

However, Pacquiao instead chose to take on Australia's Jeff Horn and Khan was again left frustrated that he wouldn't get the fight he wanted.

Horn defeated Pacquiao much to the surprise of many boxing experts – including Khan – with the judges awarding Horn a controversial victory.

"Manny is a great fighter, so talented and should have won the fight," Khan told World Boxing News. "Maybe a younger Pacquiao would have knocked him out but in my opinion he won.

"I just think when a guy comes to the ring like Horn, someone who comes to win, he only has thoughts on winning so that was the problem for Manny.

"I think the fight with me and Manny may be over, but if he has a rematch with Horn and I have a tune-up fight then it could still happen.

"I know there's a lot of talk about the fight happening. I speak to Freddie Roach and his team want the fight as much as me so why not?

"It's a fight that may not happen but I'm not going to put all my eggs in one basket. It would be a great fight which would certainly suit my style."