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'I am busy this year': Manny Pacquiao rules out Amir Khan showdown as he claims next fight will be in 2020 after victory over Keith Thurman Manny Pacquiao won his WBA welterweight title showdown with Keith Thurman Amir Khan claimed this week he and Pacquiao had signed up for November fight But the 40-year-old does not expect to step back into the ring again this year 

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 13:47 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 13:47 BST, 21 July 2019

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Manny Pacquiao appeared to rule out a possible showdown with Amir Khan in November after winning his WBA welterweight title showdown with Keith Thurman in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao, 40, became the oldest welterweight champion in history by defeating Thurman in a split decision at the MGM Grand.

Khan claimed earlier in the week that he and Pacquiao had both signed up for a fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 8.

Manny Pacquiao celebrates after securing a split decision win over Keith Thurman in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao celebrates after securing a split decision win over Keith Thurman in Las Vegas

But after clinching the 62nd win of his 71-fight professional career against previously-unbeaten American Thurman, Pacquiao said he did not expect to step back into the ring again this year.

Pacquiao, who defeated Adrien Broner

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