Bolton’s former unified world boxing champion Amir Khan says he has been discussing a possible comeback bout - with an announcement imminent.

Khan retired from boxing in 2022 after losing to long-time rival Kell Brook at Manchester’s AO Arena - and then had to deal with an issue surrounding a failed drug test for the fight afterwards.

He has since enjoyed life away from boxing with a second stint on ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in South Africa.

But boxing is where the 2004 Olympic silver medalist made his name and there is speculation he could be about to fight again - possibly against his former stablemate under ex-trainer Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao

Speaking at a boxing event in Dubai recently, Khan said: “I think there’s gonna be a massive announcement in the next week or so.

“I might be coming back in the ring again. I might be fighting again.

“It’s not gonna be a small fight, it’ll be like a super fight as well.

“The deal was that big I couldn’t turn it down.

“So that’s why I’ll get myself back in the gym again, train again.

“It’ll be a massive fight.

“We’ve kept it very quiet at the moment.”

It is unclear if he does return if any bout would be an exhibition fight but if it does turn out to be against Pacquiao, it would realise a long-held dream of Khan’s.

However, it was recently announced Pacquiao is set to face Thai Boxing legend Buakaw Banchamek in an exhibition boxing match early next year which may rule out a Khan showdown.