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Amir Khan Joins Up With Haymon

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettopa) Amir Khan has boosted his chances of a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by joining up with the American superstar's advisor Al Haymon. The notoriously mysterious Haymon has guided Mayweather's career for years and is widely regarded as one of the most influential men in boxing. Bolton native Khan said: "I am very [...]

Froch vs. Groves II rematch still possible, says Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn admits negotiations over a rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves are proving "frustrating" but remains confident the scrap will eventually happen. Animosity between the two fighters is not helping the process as Groves seeks revenge following his controversial ninth-round defeat by the WBA/IBF super-middleweight champion last year. Many felt Groves was unfairly [...]

Bellew wants shot at Cleverly

Tony Bellew is on a collision course with bitter rival Nathan Cleverly after vowing to give the man he labels a fraud "a good hiding". Both Liverpudlian Bellew and his former conqueror Cleverly have moved up from light-heavyweight to cruiserweight following defeats in their most recent fights. While Bellew came up short against WBC champion Adonis Stevenson in November, Cleverly lost his WBO [...]

IBF Orders Froch/Groves Rematch!

Carl Froch has been ordered to give domestic rival George Groves a rematch within 90 days or be stripped of his world title by the International Boxing Federation. Froch claimed on Friday that Groves rejected "a seven-figure sum" for a second chance after their controversial fight in November, which the champion won with a contentious ninth-round stoppage to keep his WBA and IBF belts. Groves [...]

Gavin: I’m at Khan’s level now

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA): Unbeaten welterweight Frankie Gavin expects Amir Khan to lose his blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather next year and insists he is ready to knock out his former amateur team-mate himself once the American is done with him. Khan is set to secure a lucrative shot at pound-for-pound king Mayweather in the spring despite a poor run of form over the [...]

Gethin almost quit

Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) - British lightweight champion Martin Gethin finds himself on the verge of a world title shot four years after he considered giving up on boxing for good. The Walsall fighter suffered three successive defeats earlier in his career after an unbeaten start as a professional. The third of those came against unheralded journeyman Chris Long in 2009 [...]

Jamie McDonnell – Julio Ceja preview

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) - Jamie McDonnell never dreamt he would fight for a world title - because he is not even a boxing fan. The Doncaster bantamweight can complete an impressive rise tomorrow when he faces unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF belt in front of his own fans at the Keepmoat Stadium. Claiming a world title will be his greatest [...]

McDonnell ready for Ceja on Saturday for IBF 118 lb. strap

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA): Jamie McDonnell has shrugged off Julio Ceja's intimidating knockout record ahead of the pair's world bantamweight title scrap on Saturday.Doncaster's McDonnell steps up to the top level for the first time with a shot at the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt against an unbeaten Mexican who boasts a fearsome record of 24 fights, [...]

Tony Bellew faces Chilemba on Saturday night; Weigh-In Videos

Tony Bellew sent a chilling warning to Isaac Chilemba ahead of tomorrow night's world title eliminator in Liverpool, telling his rival: "I'm willing to die in that ring." The fiery Scouser is one step away from a challenge for the WBC light-heavyweight title currently held by American Chad Dawson. Already ranked at number one by the governing body, Bellew knows victory against number three Chilemba [...]

Thomas Stalker Plays Down Reputation

London 2012 Team GB captain Thomas Stalker has played down his remarkable reputation as a box office sensation despite selling over 1,000 tickets for just his second professional fight. Although he is buried on the undercard of fellow Scouser Tony Bellew's big fight in Liverpool tomorrow, a huge portion of the 12,000 crowd will be there to watch Stalker compete in a low-key four-round fight against [...]

David Price Relishing Tony Thompson Rematch

David Price is desperate to ``put things right'' against Tony Thompson after confirming his American conqueror has agreed to meet him in a rematch. The Liverpudlian heavyweight saw his unbeaten record demolished by 41-year-old veteran Thompson in a shock second-round stoppage defeat on February 23. However, he will return to Liverpool's Echo Arena, the scene of the crime that mnight, to meet [...]