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Amir Khan v Manny Pacquiao ‘super fight’ CALLED OFF, says promoter

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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 ...

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Canelo drops Khan to retain middleweight title

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked out Britain’s Amir Khan in the sixth round in Las Vegas to retain his WBC middleweight title. Until the brutal ending, Khan had used his superior speed and movement to frustrate the champion and appeared to be well ahead on points. However, when Khan lost concentration for a split second the champion knocked him cold with ...

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Amir Khan admits he’s the ‘underdog’ against Canelo Alvarez

Khan will have to jump two weight divisions in order to face the Mexican for the WBC middleweight title
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As Amir Khan began the long build-up for the first superfight of his career our ambassador for Anglo-Islam relations and his catholic opponent received an olive branch for peace between their two religions. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Mexico’s world middleweight champion, and Khan took delivery of that token from Britain’s former heavyweight champion David Haye. The first media event of many ...

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Amir Khan to fight Saul Alvarez for WBC world title in Las Vegas

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Britain’s Amir Khan will fight Mexico’s Saul Alvarez for the WBC world middleweight title on 7 May in Las Vegas. Khan, 29, a former light-welterweight world champion, has not fought since outpointing Chris Algieri in New York in May. Alvarez, 25, beat Miguel Cotto by a unanimous points decision to claim the title in Las Vegas in November. Alvarez has lost ...

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Amir Khan expects to fight Manny Pacquiao in February

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Amir Khan is hopeful of fighting Manny Pacquiao in February after revealing that negotiations are “going smooth”. Khan was denied a bout with the now-retired Floyd Mayweather Jr when he opted to end his career with a fight against Andre Berto, the American winning by unanimous decision earlier this month to move to an undefeated 49-0 record. The Briton has ...

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Amir Khan: Fasting during Ramadan a worthwhile ‘sacrifice’

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With Ramadan coinciding with the hot weather – not to mention the longest possible hours of daylight – fasting Muslims in the UK are certainly being challenged at the moment. But how do elite sportsmen like Amir Khan cope with training in the absence of food and water between dawn and dusk? The Bolton boxer insists fasting will not adversely ...

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Amir Khan announces Chris Algieri fight for May 30

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Amir Khan has announced his next opponent will be Chris Algieri. Khan revealed the news on his wife’s You Tube channel, claiming a fight with the former WBO light-welterweight champion will take place on May 30 at 147lbs. Algieri has been beaten just once in 21 contests, a comprehensive points defeat to Manny Pacquiao in Macau in November, and Khan ...

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Kell Brook calls out Amir Khan for world title bout at Wembley

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Kell Brook wants an all-British world title bout with Amir Khan this summer. Unbeaten Brook defended his IBF world welterweight title on Saturday with a fourth-round victory over Romanian-born Jo Jo Dan in his hometown of Sheffield. Promoter Eddie Hearn then called for 28-year-old Brook to fight Bolton’s Khan at Wembley in June. “There’s a venue available on 13 June,” ...

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Silly Floyd Mayweather is scared of me – Amir Khan

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– 27-year-old British fighter Amir Khan, who has a 30-3 record with 19 knockouts, is in line for a blockbuster with Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) in May. Khan is calling on Mayweather – the WBA, WBC and The Ring welterweight title holder – to take him on, but the undefeated champion is also being pursued for a bout with Filipino ...

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