Amir Khan has predicted who would win if multi-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao and Gervonta Davis ever met in the ring.
Although this very much sounds like a fantasy fight between boxers from very different generations, Pacquiao has actually said he would fight Davis at welterweight. He hasn’t fought since August 2021 when he lost to Yordenis Ugas, which was the 72nd fight of a long and decorated career.
He recently said to FightHub TV, however, that, ‘If he [Davis] wants to and comes up to 147, then we can fight. 145, maybe. It’s not a problem for me, I’m an experienced fighter.’
In light of that unlikely call out, Khan was asked by ESNEWs about the fight. At first, he was shocked at the proposition before rationalising the finances of it.
“Is that happening?! There is too much money in that fight!’
He was then pushed for a prediction and comes down on the side of the man he has long wanted to face himself.
“I think Manny, he’s the better fighter.”
Davis, however, is in his prime right now. He has marquee wins over Ryan Garcia and Leo Santa Cruz and has won the IBF and WBA world titles at super-featherweight.
At 44-years-old, many would say Pacquiao should confirm retirement and that, even if he did come back, a fight with a young knockout artist like Davis seems a step too far.