Amir Khan insists he has been told Manny Pacquiao HAS signed to fight him in Saudi Arabia.
The former two-weight world champion announced on Tuesday that a deal had been struck for the fight to take place in the desert capital Riyadh on November 8.
But Pacquiao's team denied an agreement was in place and the fighter himself looked bemused when told of the Khan's claim.
Pacquiao must first take on the unbeaten Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday.
But Khan said on Wednesday: "I've been told the fight is done, and if it's not done then I'm the one who looks stupid.
"The Super Boxing League say they have signatures and it's been agreed by Manny's lawyer and his adviser.
"I'm a fighter at the end of the day and my job is to train hard and be ready for the fight.
'Fingers crossed it is Manny Pacquiao and we wish him all the best in the Keith Thurman fight and hopefully there will be an announcement from Manny.
"I am going to be fighting regardless in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 8 and hopefully it will be Manny Pacquiao."
On Tuesday night, Pacquiao's publicist told the BBC: "Manny has not signed any contract. As far as I know it has not even been discussed.
"He has been in training camp for the past eight weeks, four in the Philippines and four in the United States, and he hasn't met with Amir Khan during that time."
Khan had been slated to fight eight-division world champion Pacquiao two years ago in the United Arab Emirates but no agreement could be reached.
Pacquiao, one of the sport's most decorated fighters, has a record of 61 victories, seven defeats and two draws in a career spanning 24 years.
Khan has 34 wins and five defeats.
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