Watch: Samuel Vargas predicts a victory by Manny Pacquiao over Amir Khan

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Even though he lost in a unanimous decision to Amir Khan, Samuel Vargas doesn’t believe the British boxer will fare as well in a bout with Manny Pacquiao.

Khan will now target Pacquiao, but Vargas feels he should be careful what he wishes for.

“I think Pacquiao’s power is just too much. You, I think, Pacquiao stops him,” Vargas said.

See Vargas’ full comments in the video below.

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It's "now or never" for Amir Khan and Kell Brook super-fight, says promoter Eddie Hearn

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has warned it is “now or never” if long-time rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook are to finally settle their differences in a domestic super-fight.

After his exciting but flawed points win over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday, Khan seemed to prefer a clash with faded legend Manny Pacquiao, his former sparring partner.

However, the British public, as well as Brook and Hearn, much prefer a huge stadium fight which would settle a long-running war of words between the Englishmen.

“It’s down to them,” said Matchroom boss Hearn.

“It has to happen next or it will never happen, so it’s up to these guys.

“There is only so much we can do; we will listen to the public, we know Amir wants Pacquiao and he will fight Brook. But it’s now or never for the Kell Brook fight.

“Amir will have two weeks off then we will sit round the table. Kell wants the fight and I know Amir will fight him.”

Kell Brook and Amir Khan have been in an elongated war of words.

Kell Brook and Amir Khan have been in an elongated war of words.

Khan, however, seems to prefer a more internationally-appealing scrap with Pacquiao, who he trained with under Freddie Roach.

“Both fights are massive but Manny is someone I’d love to fight first. I’ve always wanted that fight,” said the 31-year-old.

“Manny and I trained together and he’s a southpaw. I’ve got a 100 per cent record against southpaws and that would be a more technical, tactical fight.

“Let’s see what happens. At the end of the day we’re businessmen, and we do what makes financial sense.”

Khan had to climb off the canvas before comfortably beating the game, but limited, Vargas in Birmingham.

The Bolton welterweight, in his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, was knocked to the floor in the final moments of the second round.

Colombian-born Vargas had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.

But, with Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered and floored Vargas again before eventually running out the unanimous points winner.

The second round was only 20 seconds old when Vargas hit the canvas, sent on his way by a fearsome left jab.

He was up quickly but was immediately sent staggering backwards again amid more lightning Khan combinations.

But the elephant in the room, Khan’s fragile chin, let him down right at the end of round two as a long-range right hook left him on his backside.

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Amir Khan targets Manny Pacquiao ahead of Kell Brook after Samuel Vargas victory

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Amir Khan maintained he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao rather than fellow Brit Kell Brook after coming through his latest comeback with a points victory.

Khan had to climb off the canvas to before comfortably beating the game but limited Samuel Vargas in Birmingham.

The Bolton welterweight, in his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the second round.

Colombian-born Vargas had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.

But, with Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered and floored Vargas again before eventually running out unanimous points winner.

It was not a performance to give Brook or former eight-weight world champion great Pacquiao too many sleepless nights.

But Khan at least got the rounds under his belt after his first comeback bout, against Phil Lo Greco in April, lasted all of 40 seconds.

The 31-year-old told Sky Sports: “What I really wanted to do was go the distance. I wanted to get the experience.

“There were times in the fight when I wanted to put him away, there were times when I could have pushed it and knocked him out.”

The second round was only 20 seconds old when Vargas hit the canvas, sent on his way by a fearsome left jab.

He was up quickly but was immediately sent staggering backwards again amid more lightning Khan combinations.

But the elephant in the room, Khan’s fragile chin, let him down right at the end of round two as a long-range right hook left him on his backside.

He sprung back to his feet and, fortunately, had time to recover on his stool.

Khan added: “He caught me with an overhand right hand, right on the button, I got back up and I was fine.

“This is boxing and I’ve got to learn from those mistakes.”

Asked if he could have beaten Brook on the night, Khan said: “One hundred per cent. I wanted to get my feet wet tonight and I did that. Bring on who you want.

“I will take some time off, speak with Eddie Hearn and go from there. I want to fight again before the end of the year. I needed this kind of fight badly and I needed those 12 rounds.

“The only fight that works for me over Kell Brook is Manny Pacquiao. I want him, he is my number one pick. If not we go back to the drawing board and if it’s Kell Brook, it’s Kell Brook.”

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