By - j0hnamp0ng
The Brit retired last month after a heavy beating from arch-rival Kell Brook in February. Khan did not rule out a return though in the form of exhibitions and revealed Floyd Mayweather an Manny Pacquiao had both reached out.
Khan and Pacquiao do have history though. They were sparring partners and both worked under Freddie Roach.
Juan Manuel Marquez
Perhaps Manny Pacquiao's most iconic rivalry - even more so than Erik Morales or Marco Antonio Barrera. The duo had four fights from 2004 to 2012 and shared the ring with each other for 46 rounds. Pacquiao won two while Marquez's only win was in their fourth and final fight. He won via knockout in round six with a thunderous right hand. Ring Magazine named it Knockout of the Year in 2012.
Oscar De La Hoya
De La Hoya previously attempted a comeback last year
The 49-year-old was one of the most popular fighters in recent years and before Floyd Mayweather, he was generating the most money in the sport.
Oscar De La Hoya then formed Golden Boy Promotions and has promoted some of the biggest fights, including some of his own - as well as Mayweather, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Deontay Wilder.
In recent years, De La Hoya has lost his way in the promoting world and was training for a comeback fight of his own last year before pulling out due to testing positive for Covid-19. De La Hoya fought Pacquiao in 2008 - his last fight as a professional with Pacquaio knocking him out in the eighth round.
Marco Antonio Barrera
The Mexican legend will take on Ricky Hatton towards the end of this year in an exhibition fight. Barrera is a former three-division world champion and is most known for his fights against Erik Morales, Naseem Hamed and Manny Pacquiao. Barrera fought Pacquiao twice and lost both. The first was in 2003 with Pacquiao knocking him out to win the Ring featherweight title before being outpointed three years later at super featherweight.
I think it should be Oscar. I doubt Floyd would take it.
It should be Floyd. People still actively hate him. Mucho dinero.
It definitely should be. But I don’t think floyd would take it.
Floyd one win with Pac is like a treasure, he won't risk it on a second bout.
Floyd or pac marquez V is a bangers