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Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan possible for May 30

Amir Khan is Manny Pacquiao's backup plan.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

If a fight with Floyd Mayweather doesn't materialize -- and it's not looking like it will -- Manny Pacquiao is looking at Amir Khan as his "Plan B," with a May 30 HBO pay-per-view fight possible. The two met up this weekend in England, and Pacquiao also met with Prince Harry.

Pacquiao has been in London with his wife, Jinkee, adviser Michael Koncz and others for the past few days. During his trip, Pacquiao met with Khan and they discussed a possible fight, Arum said.

Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division titleholder, traveled to London to meet with Prince Harry, who hosted Pacquiao and his group for dinner at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, according to Arum.

"Prince Harry has a group looking to put on a Manny Pacquiao fight in London," Arum said. "Khan would certainly make sense, and it's an interesting fight. But remember -- all that is a backup plan. We are still trying to nail down the Mayweather fight. We need Mayweather to say yes."

Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) and Khan (30-3, 19 KO) know each other very well, having trained and sparred together when they were both under Freddie Roach's care. There is the usual talk of Abu Dhabi for the matchup, as well as Las Vegas (of course) and the United Kingdom, and Macau would probably get in there, too.

Is this a fight that interests you beyond just being a boxing fan and thus being interested in fights? Does Khan have upset potential in this matchup?

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