Australian welterweight boxer Jeff Horn.
Australian welterweight boxer Jeff Horn. DAVE HUNT

Manny's man slams Khan bout reports

BOXING: Brisbane's "Fighting Schoolteacher" Jeff Horn remains in the hunt for his superfight with Manny Pacquiao after the world champ's promoter dismissed reports that Britain's Amir Khan had agreed to terms for the "Pacman'' bout.

Speaking from Las Vegas, an angry Bob Arum said British newspaper articles saying that Khan, a former world titleholder had signed for the fight, were "total and complete bulls***''.

"The Amir Khan story has come out of nowhere,'' he said.

Arum, however, admitted plans for Horn (pictured) to fight Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium were still "up in the air'' with Pacquiao chasing a bigger purse in the United Arab Emirates.

"Manny is talking to these people in Dubai who have offered him an insane amount of money,'' Arum said.

"Whether (the offer) is real or not real - he is determined to explore it to see if it has any validity.''

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