Amir Khan's fight against Manny Pacquiao 'called off'

Khan poses with next opponent Manny Pacquiao (left) Credit: Press Association

Amir Khan's scheduled fight against Manny Pacquiao has been called off, according to the Filipino's promoter Bob Arum.

The two fighters had announced the "super fight" on Twitter at the end of February, with only the location to be determined. A venue in the United Arab Emirates was expected to be confirmed but Arum says the April 23 showdown is now "dead".

Speaking to ESPN, Arum said: "(Pacquiao's adviser) Michael (Koncz) is on his way back to meet with Manny but it's kaddish for the UAE deal. It's dead."I'm talking to him about another proposal for another fight, not Khan. Khan won't be Manny's next opponent."