Amir Khan will find out in the next two weeks if he has secured a fight with Floyd Mayweather

Steve Bunce on Boxing: 2014 will be all about cash as Amir Khan waits for jackpot shot in 'Mayweather sweepstakes'

Floyd Mayweather is looking for somebody to make rich in 2014, knowing that he will leave somebody else frustrated and poorer at the snub.

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Ricky Burns lands a left jab on Raymundo Beltran during their WBO lightweight title clash in Glasgow

Boxing: Ricky Burns retains WBO lightweight title after controversial draw with Mexican Raymundo Beltran

Ricky Burns retained his WBO lightweight title after a controversial draw against Raymundo Beltran at the SECC in Glasgow.

Lee Purdy replaces Kell Brook for the fight with Devon Alexander

Boxing: Purdy set to join long list of British fighters who take the money – and then the beating

Lee Purdy will add his name to a long and distinguished list of British boxers who travelled to most points of the globe for world-title fights knowing that they were massive underdogs.

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.

Boxing: Pioneer Zou Shiming breaks down Asian barriers with his fists

China's first professional pugilist makes debut next weekend with huge fan base following him

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Football: United keep their distance from defiant neighbours

Amir Khan is likely to hit the canvas again in the coming year

Bunce on Boxing: My 2013 prediction... the biggest British fight ever (maybe)

It is hard to do justice to a preview with predictions for any boxing year because of the trickeration – a perfect word that was introduced by the sport's Lord of the Dark Arts, Don King – that drives and controls the business. The sport is not run illegally but one of King's maxims is necessary to gain an understanding of the way we do business: in boxing you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. Bingo.

Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, lands a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their WBO world welterweight fight

Juan Manuel Marquez's 'perfect punch' leaves questions over Manny Pacquiao future

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Scars of battle still fresh, Hatton announces his retirement

Inevitable end for Ricky Hatton means this time it's for real

For 42 months the brave Mancunian wondered if he had been right to quit. Defeat has confirmed it

Ricky Hatton and Vyacheslav Senchenko square up yesterday in Manchester

Ricky Hatton homecoming promises real contest after the confessionals

Senchenko should be a tricky opponent but victory tonight may earn Malignaggi rematch

Boxing: Ricky Hatton ready to take a hit as he makes highly-anticipated comeback

Ricky Hatton will have no fears over his punch resistance when he makes his highly-anticipated comeback in Manchester this weekend.

Ricky Hatton has talked of how close he came to suicide

Boxing: I'm back from the brink, says Ricky Hatton after darkest days

Ricky Hatton has revealed the extent of his depression, including just how close he came to committing suicide, during his three-year retirement from boxing.

Ricky Hatton, here with his band, has chosen a formidable opponent

Boxing: Ricky Hatton choosing Vyacheslav Senchenko bangs the drum for ambition

Ricky Hatton has sold nearly 19,000 tickets for the event that will end his ring exile on 24 November and yesterday he added to their black market value by announcing a difficult fight against former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. In many ways the party just turned serious.

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