U-TURN: No deal between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter has furiously dismissed reports that an agreement has been reached for a fight with Amir Khan next April.

Pacquiao was said to be set to enter the ring for the final time to face Brit Khan on April 9 in Las Vegas.

But Top Rank boss Bob Arum said that is simply not true, as no decision has yet been made over whether the Filipino will face Khan or Terence Crawford.

Arum told ESPN: “I haven’t sent a contract to him. We haven’t sent anything to him.

“Don’t you think I’m the promoter of the fight and I would know if I sent a contract? It’s total bulls***. It’s not true. This is f****** ridiculous. There is no deal. There is no contract. There has been no decision whatsoever.

“Top Rank has sent a contract to neither of them [Khan or Crawford]. Top Rank will send a contract to one of them when Manny makes his decision on who he wants to fight.

“Right now, what we are doing is trying to decide between Crawford and Khan for April 9. But [the reported deal with Khan] is such bulls***. I don’t know what Khan said he signed.

“Don’t I have the right to draw up a contract with either guy? I don’t know who Manny wants to fight.”

Pacquiao lost his WBO Welterweight title to Floyd Mayweather back in May.