Khan only motivated to fight again if he faces Mayweather or Pacquiao – Yahoo Sports

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Amir Khan has admitted it would take a fight against either Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao tomotivate himto make a ring return.

The former light-welterweight world champion has had 39 bouts in aprofessional career which began in 2005,the last of them being a stoppage win over Billy Dib in July 2019.

While he has faced pound-for-pound candidatesSaul Alvarez and Terence Crawford in recent years, Khan has made no secret of his desire to go up against both Mayweather and Pacquiao before retiring, two legendarynames he has chased in thepast withoutsuccess.

At 33, he has still not given up hope of securing a deal to take on one of the duo, though they are seemingly the only opponentsthat could lead to him heading back into the gym.

"I've almost had 40 fights now, so I'm just going to take my time and see what options are out there for me," Khan told Sky Sports.

"If the Pacquiao option is there, 100 per cent that is the motivation for me to go back in the gym and train hard.

"It's very hard to have those fights now that motivate you. I'm in a very good position where I've won the world titles and financially I'm good.

"What's left out there for me? The only thing, for me, is a big fight like a Mayweather or a Manny Pacquiao.

"Who knows [if such fights will happen]? That's up to them."

Khan's comments appear to rule out a long-rumoured showdown with Kell Brook, who said himself in April that he had "given that angle up" and moved on.

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