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: Hatton puts faith in plan to box clever

'Hitman' relies on newfound discipline in the face of Pacquiao's awesome threat

Boxing: Mayweather and his 'issues' cloud final hours before bout

Signs of strain in Ricky Hatton’s camp emerged last night on the eve of his fight against the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather denies discord in Hatton camp

Ricky Hatton's trainer Floyd Mayweather Snr has shrugged off rumours of discord in the British fighter's camp, saying he was happy with the build-up to Saturday's 12-round title bout.

James Lawton: Hatton smiles in the shadows

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Manny Pacquiao: 'I fight to make my people happy'

He feeds the poor at his home in the Philippines, and took to boxing when his father ate his pet dog. Ahead of his Ricky Hatton bout, James Lawton meets the extraordinary fighter

Ricky Hatton: 'This is my big shot at building a legacy'

For the boxer, now 30, Saturday's bout with Manny Pacquiao is about more than world titles. In Las Vegas, he tells James Lawton why he'll be remembered among the truly great fighters of all time

Ricky Hatton: Bit between my teeth to stun world

Hatton has a bullet-riddled ex-coke dealer in his corner but is in the shape of his life to claim global pound-for-pound crown. Alan Hubbard speaks to Ricky Hatton

Inside Lines: Poor ITV fear future coverage might not make the Grade

Anxious times in the currently rudderless ITV sports department facing major cutbacks after last week's announcement that £135 million has to be slashed from the channel's programme budget. Staff are concerned that the "horrible decisions" the ITV chairman, Michael Grade, says he now has to make will see substantial job losses and a severe reduction in sports coverage, especially if ITV fail to renegotiate payment terms on the £425m FA Cup deal they share with the similarly financially troubled satellite station Setanta. No major decisions are expected before the end of the football season, and fingers are crossed that the sports-loving Grade who began his career as a humble sports diarist and boxing writer (hope for us yet, then?) will wield the axe more gently than in other areas. But after the department's recent erratic performances you wouldn't bet on it.

Boxing: New hope for Hatton fight

Ricky Hatton's showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May could be back on, just a day after it looked to have been scuppered by a row over money.

Boxing: Hatton showdown with Pacquiao scuppered

Ricky Hatton's American promoters have confirmed his proposed fight with Manny Pacquiao on 2 May is off.

Boxing: Khan faces biggest test in March date with multiple world champion Barrera

Amir Khan will meet the Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera on 14 March, the promoter Frank Warren announced yesterday.

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Every few years a fight lands in a British ring with the potency, intensity and raw drama to leave behind a set of memories that nobody on their sofas, in the pubs or in the crowd will ever forget and that is what happened on Saturday night in Nottingham.

Boxing: Careful Khan bounces back off the ropes

Lightweight keeps out of danger while Froch comes through thriller to forge reputation and claim first world title
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