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Heavyweight champion should be retired by the time Brit will challenge

James Corrigan: Innocent until proven guilty is still in play

It was hard to disagree with Lee Westwood as he sat in Worksop Golf Club and lamented the wretched state of cricket. A keen follower, one of the few bright spots of his inactive August would be the chance to watch England versus Pakistan. Like many, Westwood now feels robbed of his leisure time.

Dom Joly: I'll moida da bum! Haye and Harrison take boxing bravado to idiotic new heights

Weird World Of Sport: This guy could not win a fight with a goldfish. His career is rubbish and I am giving him a chance he doesn't deserve

Boxing: Haye and Harrison set for big hit at box office as fight is confirmed

David Haye's defence of his World Boxing Association heavyweight title against Audley Harrison at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 13 November was confirmed today, setting up a fight that could generate more money than any other in British history.

Boxing: Haye to fight Harrison in November

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye announced his next title defence against Audley Harrison today before lashing out at his bitter rival with a string of insults.

Boxing: Harrison poised for Haye showdown

Audley Harrison looks set to secure an unlikely world heavyweight title challenge against fellow Englishman David Haye in November.

Boxing: Adamek struggles show weakness of heavyweight division

Heavyweight boxing is still searching for a saviour to deliver it from its perilous state after Poland's over-hyped Tomasz Adamek went the full twelve rounds with American veteran Michael Grant on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey.

James Lawton: Blackpool deserve so much more than embarrassment as they step out at the Emirates

Blackpool's arrival at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon is, we have been told by an extremely irritating schoolboy wearing a tangerine-and-white scarf in a TV advert, a matter for unrelieved joy and exaltation.

Boxing: Klitschko makes Haye bide his time

David Haye will have to wait until next year at the earliest to fight Vladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian announced yesterday that he will defend his IBF world heavyweight title against Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin in September.

Inside Lines: Warren plea to Khan: 'You'll be better off back with me'

What has happened to Amir Khan's American dream? Since leaving British promoter Frank Warren in January he has fought only once, an easy win over non-puncher Paulie Malignaggi in New York – a fight given to ITV for nothing – and will not be in the ring again until December. Bolton's WBA light-welterweight champion, who has also been the subject of a sleazy tabloid exposé over his sex life, was due to meet veteran Cuban warhorse Joel Casamayor in Manchester or London on 31 July but the bout has been pulled by his US promoters, Golden Boy, because of lack of interest by pay-per-view TV. Sky were unhappy with the opponent and did not think it would sell in the aftermath of the World Cup. Their next available date is not until December. Warren believes Khan has made "the biggest mistake of his career" in joining Golden Boy and asks: "Why doesn't he come back? I'd love to promote him again. I bear no grudge. It doesn't seem Golden Boy are doing him any favours by keeping him on the sidelines for so long. It's crazy. It is also dangerous when you are a young, developing fighter to be so inactive. I know he got less for fighting Malignaggi than I paid him for his last fight and some others with me. The move just doesn't make sense." Meanwhile, Britain's other WBA world champion, heavyweight David Haye, looks like fighting Audley Harrison on 13 November while Vitali Klitschko is set to meet the giant Haye beat, Nicolay Valuev. As we've said before, funny old game.

Inside Lines: Council killjoys try to bar Italia from waving the flag in Soho

Judging by the flags and bunting everywhere, the whole country is deep in the thralls of World Cup fever – except in a curmudgeonly corner of Westminster City Council.

Boxing: Harrison 'in talks' for world title shot

Audley Harrison claims negotiations are under way for him to fight either David Haye or one of the Klitschko brothers after he gave up the European heavyweight belt to focus on securing a world title shot.

Boxing: Mayweather takes diversion while Pacquiao lies in wait

Money Man bides time before showdown to find best pound-for-pound fighter

Boxing: Holyfield and Harrison eye big fights after wins

The Las Vegas return to the ring of Evander Holyfield went smoothly on Saturday night with the veteran winning for the 43rd time to claim a bogus world heavyweight title belt when he stopped Frans Botha in eight rounds.

Boxing: Sprott offers Harrison revenge or retirement

It started in tiny halls, it reached a peak in front of millions at the Olympics in Sydney 10 years ago and tonight it could all end for Audley Harrison at Alexandra Palace when he walks to the ring for a fight that will be his last if he loses.

Boxing: 'Fraudley' was on the ropes but he's been thrown a lifeline

Harrison has paid more visits to Last Chance Saloon than John Wayne but may get a shot at world title
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