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

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

Boxing: Pacquiao faces Mosley test

Manny Pacquiao is set to defend his WBO world welterweight title against Shane Mosley on May 7, according to promoter Bob Arum.

James Lawton: City's riches will be worthless if they do not win their duel with the ultimate gun for hire

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Boxing: Old master Roach takes Khan back to school

Two years ago the Briton looked down and out, but the veteran trainer and a spell in a Manila rainforest have helped to revive a faltering career.

Boxing: Pacquiao reveals retirement timeline

Manny Pacquiao yesterday put a timescale on the remainder of his career by saying he plans to retire within the next three years, after his latest win over Antonio Margarito cemented his boxing superstar status.

Banahan out to pack a punch as England hand him central role

The England coaching team may be developing a taste for freethinking rugby as played by Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton, the two men who did most to bamboozle the Wallabies at Twickenham last Saturday, but there are things they still love more: namely, size and aggression. Hence the selection of Matt Banahan, the Bath wing, at outside centre for this weekend's meeting with Samoa, ahead of Delon Armitage, the London Irish full-back. Any wannabe midfielder who identifies with David Haye and Manny Pacquiao rather than Brian O'Driscoll or Jeremy Guscott must have a touch of the route-one about him.

Boxing: 'It is Klitschko time' declares Haye after sad Harrison farce

Pressure builds for £20m title showdown to compensate for Saturday's mismatch

Boxing: Khan ready for showdown with Mayweather 'in next 12 months'

Amir Khan has revealed he could fight American superstar Floyd Mayweather next year – with the blessing and backing of friend and sparring partner Manny Pacquiao.

Cleverly shows his brutal side to give Murat a thick ear

Nathan Cleverly, the 23-year-old Welshman who holds a maths degree, graduated to world level last night to underscore the emergence of a generation of talented young British fighters. He beat fellow unbeaten light-heavyweight Karo Murat, the fight ending on the advice of the ringside doctor at the start of the 10th round of a pulsating scrap.

Frank Warren: 'Gone off the Rails? Ricky's been off for eight years'

The Brian Viner Interview: Ahead of tomorrow's event to showcase Britain's best young boxers, the promoter pulls no punches about the older ones, Hatton, Haye and Harrison

Boxing: Hatton 'distraught and subdued' after cocaine allegations

Ricky Hatton "feels he has let everybody that matters down badly" after being secretly filmed by a newspaper allegedly snorting cocaine, the spokesman of the former world light-welterweight champion said yesterday.

Ricky Hatton 'devastated' over cocaine allegations

Boxing legend Ricky Hatton was today said to be "devastated and distraught" after being secretly filmed allegedly snorting cocaine.

Boxing: Pacquiao allowed to leave hospital

The seven-times world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao checked out from a private hospital in the Philippines capital yesterday, two days after he was admitted suffering from stomach pains and fatigue.

Boxing: Pacquiao agrees to blood tests for fight with Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he would be willing to take a blood test 14 days prior to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jnr, edging the two men regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound boxers closer to a contest.

Inside Lines: A good guy becomes sport minister but Cameron misses trick

David Cameron now resides in his shared accommodation in Downing Street on an Obama-like ticket of "change". But we have to ask if sport has been somewhat short-changed? The new PM has missed a trick by again lumping sport together with media and culture under the roof of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Here was a perfect opportunity to give sport, which he has acknowledged as being important to society, health and the economy, and currently with the added governance of the Olympics, its own full-time ministry. We welcome the appointment of Hugh Robertson as the new sports and Olympic minister – he's one of the good guys in politics and has a grasp of what the job is about after five years robustly shadowing two Labour sports ministers. But he has to report to the DCMS overlord, Jeremy Hunt, a nice enough chap whose only known affinity with athleticism is a spot of lambada dancing. Cameron should have been bold enough to change the system and give sport what it deserves – a ministry of its own. Chelsea fan Robertson, 47, was at yesterday's FA Cup final alongside his new boss, who elected to cheer for Portsmouth. A club cricketer and hockey player, Robertson was also planning to stay up for the Amir Khan fight and will watch today's T20 final between England and Australia. He will need such stamina with tough calls to make on funding and Olympic legacy.

Filipinos pin hopes of new political era on balding bachelor

His father was martyred for his opposition to the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. His mother was swept into office by a "people's power" uprising. Now Benigno Aquino is the repository of Filipinos' hopes for clean government in a country blighted by rampant corruption.

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