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Rematch takes place at Wembley Stadium next Saturday

Ricky Burns (right) and Jose Gonzalez go face to face at the weigh-in in Glasgow

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There is a case for thinking that the boxing life of Ricky Burns has taken place on undercards, in champion’s backyards and far from the glare and rewards of big fights at home.

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Floyd Mayweather has been a professional boxer since 1996 but is not expected to finally walk away from the sport until 2016, when his latest contract expires.

Audley Harrison retired from boxing yesterday

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Audley Harrison was retired a long time ago, not by his own agency but that of others raining punches. Harrison was a boxer who was distinctly uncomfortable in the upper echelons of the paid ranks. This makes him a failure on his own terms, for it was he who spoke about destiny and world titles, but not in the wider sense of a man turning his life around through sport and achieving what none could for 32 years in a British boxing vest: claiming Olympic gold.

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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is officially the highest-paid sportsman in the world having earned $85m during an eight-month period ending in May last year.

Return of the Hayemaker: British heavyweight David Haye sets up boxing showdown against Manuel Charr in Manchester

David Haye's second pursuit of the Klitschko brothers will start against Manuel Charr on 29 June, while the British heavyweight has confirmed a "long-term relationship" between his camp and promoter Eddie Hearn.

Amir Khan of Great Britain was fighting for survival with Julio Diaz - but eventually won the match

Boxing: Amir Khan pushed to the limit in win over Julio Diaz

Bolton fighter victorious on points on night his younger brother, Haroon, wins on professional debut

Left to right: Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Anthony Ogogo and Audley Harrison at a press conference in Sheffield on Thursday

Boxing: Amir Khan has most to lose as British trio
take to the canvas

Amir Khan and Audley Harrison enter the ring tonight in fights they need to win to stay in boxing’s lucrative deep end, and Martin Murray has a task without precedents in front of nearly 50,000 in Buenos Aires.

Luke Campbell with his Olympic gold medal at London 2012

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Can Luke Campbell beat curse of gold medallist that turns pro?

His decision could start an exodus of Olympic boxers

Boxing: Tyson Fury and Nathan Cleverly poised on brink of dream fights

Victories for the British pair tonight will bring career-defining contests within touching distance

Boxing: Audley Harrison and Tony Bellew get their chance at redemption

Harrison to fight American Deontay Wilder

Michael Norgrove, Light-middleweight, dies nine days after suffering blood clot during fight

Michael Norgrove: Another death from boxing puts the sport back in the dock

Light-middleweight dies nine days after suffering blood clot during fight

David Haye

Boxing: Comeback kid David Haye takes aim at world title

The British fighter does not yet have an opponent

David Haye (right) has Dereck Chisora in trouble at Upton Park

Boxing: David Haye set to unveil comeback plans

The former undisputed cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion has not fought since stopping domestic rival Dereck Chisora i

Ricky Hatton’s career in the ring came to an end last November

Bunce on Boxing: Ricky Hatton on brink of promotion win with Sergey Rabchenko in post-fight career

It is always a good week for British boxing when two real stars either get back in the ring or announce a return to the ring.

Tyson Fury does not have the body of work to back up his words

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