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The Klitschko brothers have never come to blows, but the prospect of finally taking on David Haye and "closing his mouth" has them jostling to get into the ring to face Britain's World Boxing Association heavyweight champion.

Boxing: Haye sets Ruiz date

David Haye's first defence of his World Boxing Association heavyweight title was confirmed yesterday when it was announced that he would meet rugged veteran John Ruiz at the MEN Arena, Manchester, on 3 April in what will be the first world heavyweight title fight held in Britain since 2000.

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In the last 15 years Frank Warren has watched helplessly as his world champions Naseem Hamed, Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe all left his promotional guidance to control their careers and it now looks like Amir Khan has done the same.

Boxing: The most anticipated fights of 2010

Politics permitting, 2010 ought to prove another spectacular year for boxing, highlighted by the prospect of one of the biggest fights of all time between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Boxing: David Haye: 'I want to fight both Klitschkos next year'

In the last of a series of exclusive interviews with the leading lights of the past 12 months, Britain's new world heavyweight champion David Haye tells Steve Bunce about the wrangling that led to the Valuev fight, and where he can go from here

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WBC champion throws down gauntlet to Briton after easy defence of title

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Dagenham fighter sees off Khan's conqueror Prescott with superb technical display

Boxing: Khan leaves Salita in a heap with thrilling show of force

Bolton’s finest wastes no time in showing his world-class standing under Roach

Button's awards rivals must overtake champion

Jenson Button followed in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps to win the Formula One world championship but will be hoping to avoid matching his fellow Briton's fate when it comes to the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Button is the overwhelming favourite among the shortlist of 10 announced last night – as was Hamilton a year ago, only for Sir Chris Hoy to spring one of the biggest surprises in the event's 55-year history.

Scrumthing's not right - even the TV boys can see that

Something unusual happened yesterday; a commentator said something that I not only agreed with but which also led me to think deeply about the game. Now be sure, it is a rugby player's job to despise the professional rugby broadcaster, primarily because, like the relationship with an ex-girlfriend, we only ever remember the nasty things they say about us. Sensitive beast, the rugby man. I however, perhaps due to my recent and enjoyable experience talking about rugby on television, do not feel this way. I listen to them with a mixture of admiration for their sporting knowledge and sheer awe at their ability to fill dead time with articulate, precise opinions while operating all sorts of new-fangled visual equipment and with livid directors barking into their ears. Not an easy art, I hasten to remind the armchair aficionado.

Boxing: Haye urged to fight in America

David Haye could earn a share of $120m by fighting one of the Klitschko brothers in the United States, according to American promoter Richard Schaefer.

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