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Ricky Hatton says he is still lacking the hunger needed for a return to the ring. The former two-weight world champion, who has not fought since last May, appeared to end speculation he was to retire in January by announcing his intention to make a comeback this year.

Inside Lines: A top British boxer on drugs? Not me, says the Hayemaker

Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Shane Mosley begin their stringent drugs-testing programme tomorrow in advance of their world-title fight on 1 May amid continuing rumours that a well-known British boxer has been taking the muscle-building human growth hormone, undetectable until recently. But the WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is among those who insist the sport in this country is clean – and so is he. "Whoever this guy is supposed to be, it's definitely not me," he tells us. "I have never taken drugs of any sort in my life and no one has approached me to do so. I am happy to be tested at any time. If it does happen, it is probably in gyms where there are body-builders who take steroids and stuff, and maybe they mix with those guys and get hooked. But I'm always in charge of the gyms I train in and no one would come in and offer me stuff. They wouldn't dare. If someone does know who this boxer is, they should tell the Board of Control and have him tested, but I believe boxing is absolutely clean in this country." Haye was speaking as he prepared for his first defence against the American John Ruiz in Manchester on 3 April, which is on Sky Box Office. This follows his slaying of the slothful Russian giant Nicolay Valuev. Haye says: "This is a fight I have to win because I don't want to be remembered as a one-hit wonder."

Boxing: Pacquiao can edge closer to greats

The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanted to pay a $25m site fee for the proposed Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight, but when that deal collapsed in acrimony, he paid a lot less and will still get a fight with 45,000 fans tonight in his stadium.

Mayweather agrees to fight Mosley

Floyd Mayweather Jr, whose planned superfight with Manny Pacquiao fell apart last month over drug testing stipulations, will fight Shane Mosley on May 1, the boxer's promoter said yesterday.

Boxing: Pacquiao named boxer of decade

Manny Pacquiao was honoured as the fighter of the decade by the Boxing Writer's Association of America today, along with matching Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield by winning his third fighter of the year award.

Steve Bunce: Brave scrapper Hatton has nous to avoid desperate end

The spectre of Ali's fate hangs over every boxing comeback but Ricky Hatton will be the first to realise if he is making a mistake

Boxing: Hatton 'wants to go out on a high'

Veteran will return in bid to make up for last year's devastating loss to Pacquiao

Sport in brief: Laird targets Ryder Cup spot after flying start

Golf: Scotland's Martin Laird got his PGA Tour season started in fine style in Hawaii and immediately targeted a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team in 10 months. Laird ended the opening day one shot behind first-round leader Lucas Glover at the SBS Championship at the Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course in a 28-player field restricted to last year's US Tour event winners.

Boxing: Mayweather 'disgusted' by Pacquiao claims

Floyd Mayweather Jr insists he is "thoroughly disgusted" by claims he is to blame for the collapse of a lucrative super-fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Boxing: Pacquiao Mayweather showdown called off

Talks over the hotly anticipated welterweight bout between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were aborted yesterday after promoters failed to reach an agreement.

Boxing: Mayweather to be sued by Pacquiao

Filipino takes legal action over claims of drug-taking motivated by 'envy and spite'

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: Pacquiao sues Mayweather as row escalates

Hopes of salvaging the hotly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were dealt another blow yesterday when the Filipino filed a lawsuit against his opponent.

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