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Haye sets sights on Klitschko fight after dispatching Chisora updated: Sun Jul 15 2012 17:03:00

David Haye says he would relish a fight against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Vitali Klitschko after beating fellow Briton Dereck Chisora at Upton Park football stadium in London on Saturday.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Khan looks to move on, pocket two titles against Garciaupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:32:00

Amir Khan will admit it: He still thinks about Lamont Peterson.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Lamont Peterson title defense still up in air as commission reviews drug testupdated: Wed May 09 2012 16:45:00

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is still reviewing information relating to unified junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson's positive test for a banned substance, executive director Keith Kizer told SI.com on Wednesday, a test result that has put Peterson's May 19 title fight with Amir Khan in jeopardy.

Boxers come to blows after fightupdated: Tue May 08 2012 14:27:00

British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora brawled during a post-fight news conference in Germany.

Khan and Peterson set for boxing rematchupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 16:46:00

The World Boxing Association ordered a rematch of the world title fight between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson.

Khan and Peterson set for immediate rematchupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 16:46:00

The World Boxing Association (WBA) ordered a rematch Friday of last month's world title fight between Britain's Amir Khan and American Lamont Peterson, according to Khan's representatives.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Manny Pacquiao considers next opponentupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 13:42:00

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will travel to the Philippines next week, where he will present pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao with a list of four possible opponents for him to choose from for his next fight: Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto and Lamont Peterson. Whomever Pacquiao chooses, the fight will probably generate 1 million pay per view buys and north of $50 million in revenue. But who should[ital] it be? Let's break down the pros and cons of the candidates:

Peterson takes Khan's belts on controversial split decisionupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 09:33:00

Britain's Amir Khan has lost his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) world light-welterweight titles after a controversial split points decision defeat to American Lamont Peterson in their showdown at the Washington Convention Center.

Khan eyes Mayweather boutupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 06:33:00

British boxer Amir Khan tells CNN's Don Riddell about his ambition to face Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Champion Khan seeks showdown with elusive Mayweatherupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 06:33:00

He has met the United States' former First Lady, and an audience with Barack Obama awaits, but the American that world champion boxer Amir Khan really wants to face next is proving a bit more elusive.

SI.com: Bryan Armen Graham: Five things we learned from Khan's KO of Judahupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 19:05:00

Five things we learned from Amir Khan's fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah to unify the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Unsatisfied 140-pound champ Bradley eyes Khan, unificationupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 13:41:00

The criticism has come from everywhere. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines; it seems wherever Timothy Bradley turns, someone is bashing his last fight with Devon Alexander.

SI.com: January in Review: Does Devon Alexander have the heart to match the hype?updated: Sat Feb 05 2011 20:52:00

PONTIAC, Mich. -- The look on Brandon Jacobs' face was a blend of anger, frustration and disbelief, the kind of expression the New York Giants' running back usually only gets after a late hit from a linebacker. The source of Jacobs' ire wasn't a cheap shot, though. It was Devon Alexander, who moments earlier had wriggled his way out of his 140-pound unification fight with Timothy Bradley after complaining about a cut over his eye.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Mora vows to be more aggressiveupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 11:51:00

Sergio Mora has experienced plenty of highs in boxing. There was his stint on The Contender, the NBC reality show that launched Mora into the mainstream (and made him $1 million) in 2005 when he defeated Peter Manfredo on national television. Three years later, Mora won a world title by stunning junior middleweight champion Vernon Forrest.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Bradley vs. Alexander a boon for boxingupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 12:54:00

Several years ago, back when Timothy Bradley was just starting to rise in the junior welterweight division, he would often hear the name of another up-and-comer in his weight class, a lanky kid with a toothy smile from St. Louis named Devon Alexander.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Boxing predictions for 2011updated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:13:00

1. Boxing will finally get Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. It has been derailed by everything from drug testing to legal issues, but in 2011 the world will get the one fight everyone wants to see. While Pacquiao is training for his May 7 date with Shane Mosley, Mayweather will settle (or at least put off) his legal problems, making both available for a November fight. The hype for the showdown between boxing's top two will be unprecedented and more than 100,000 fans will buy tickets at Cowboys Stadium. Mayweather-Pacquiao will shatter the pay-per-view record, exceeding 2.5 million buys and finishing as the most-watched boxing event in history.

SI.com: Richard O'Brien: Khan-Maidana is SI.com's 2010 Fight of the Yearupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:13:00

The old expression is "styles make fights," and that's true, of course. But what makes truly compelling fights is what's at stake. The Dec. 11 Amir Khan-Marcos Maidana super lightweight title bout at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas offered both a high-stakes match-up and a highly intriguing conflux in styles. The result was a dramatic and highly entertaining 12 rounds that ended up elevating both men and earning a real claim as Fight of the Year for 2010.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Khan still dogged by chin questions entering Saturday testupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 18:13:00

He is articulate and charming, impeccably dressed with a 1,000-watt smile. He blends power and skill as well as anyone in the 140-pound division and has the best trainer in the business doling out advice in his corner. Indeed, Amir Khan has all the tools to join the rarified air of great British fighters like Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton.

British boxing champion briefly hospitalizedupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 14:22:00

British boxing champion Amir Khan was briefly hospitalized in England after returning from watching the World Cup in South Africa, his manager said Tuesday.

Amir Khan, a British role modelupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 14:32:00

WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan tells CNN about being a role model and how he trains before a fight.

Amir Khan: The rising star of the ringupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 10:36:00

Amir Khan is still only 23, but is quickly making a name for himself in world boxing.

SI.com: Bryan Armen Graham: Khan dominates in American debutupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 15:46:00

NEW YORK -- Most boxing fans in the United States have for some time been familiar with the broad sketch outline of Amir Khan, the WBA light welterweight titlist from Freddie Roach's stable with designs on cracking the American market.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Khan victory sets stage for junior welterweight tournamentupdated: Mon May 17 2010 16:17:00

NEW YORK -- It wasn't enough for Freddie Roach that Amir Khan beat, batter and unequivocally outbox Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden last Saturday night. Roach wanted more. So when Khan settled onto his stool after the 10th round, comfortably ahead on the judge's scorecards, Roach delivered a message to his young pupil.

Khan defends light-welterweight titleupdated: Sun May 16 2010 06:01:00

British world champion Amir Khan retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) light-welterweight title on Saturday night with a clinical stopppage victory over challenger Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden, New York.

SI.com: Chris Mannix: Amir Khan ready for U.S. debut at Madison Square Gardenupdated: Fri May 14 2010 17:16:00

NEW YORK -- The formal U.S. introduction of Amir Khan came Wednesday, when he took the stage inside a dimly lit lobby in Madison Square Garden for a press conference to promote Saturday's WBA junior welterweight title fight with Paulie Malignaggi.

SI.com: Richard O'Brien: SI.com's Trainer of the Year is no one-Manny showupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 12:49:00

Freddie Roach has become the go-to guy for a feel-good story in boxing. He's the former pug of middling ability turned master builder of the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world; the altar boy turned acolyte of legendary cornerman Eddie Futch (and Eddie begat Freddie); the trainer to the stars (he's worked with Mickey Rourke! Marky Mark!) who has become a star in his own right, as the wise, calm voice amid the behind-the-scenes madness of HBO's 24/7, and a friend to boxing writers everywhere for his thoughtful, engaging (and always crafty) interviews. And, of course, he is a model of courage, battling his Parkinson's with grace and dignity even as he works to protect his own fighters from the same sort of damage in the ring.

Khan destroys Salita in battle of faithsupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 18:35:00

British boxer Amir Khan has retained his WBA light-welterweight title after winning the much-hyped "battle of the faiths" by stopping challenger Dmitriy Salita in the first round on Saturday night.

Religion in the ringupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 06:08:00

Dmitry Salita prepares to take on Amir Khan for his WBA Light-Welterweight title as many people are calling it a battle of religions.

Faith takes front-row seat in Khan vs. Salita fightupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 06:08:00

On Saturday, in Newcastle, England, two fighters will clash for the WBA light-welterweight world title.

Khan claims world light-welterweight titleupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 07:27:00

Briton Amir Khan has taken the WBA light-welterweight world title after out- pointing defending champion Andreas Kotelnik in Manchester on Saturday night.

Khan moves up a weight for title challengeupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 15:42:00

Britain's Amir Khan will move up a weight to fight for a world title for the first time later this year.

Briton Khan defeats Mexican legend Barreraupdated: Sun Mar 15 2009 08:55:00

Promosing Briton Amir Khan took a huge step towards a world title shot at lightweight after a fifth-round technical decision win over Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester on Saturday.

Prescott flattens Khan in 54 secondsupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 08:01:00

Colombian Breidis Prescott needed only 54 seconds to take the WBO Intercontinental lightweight crown from Briton Amir Khan in Manchester.

Berto claims vacant WBC welter crownupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 05:02:00

Andre Berto claimed the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title when he halted Miguel Rodriguez in the seventh round in Memphis.

Suit: Airport searches of laptops, other devices intrusiveupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:50:00

Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the United States and federal agents search his computers. Khan, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, says it has happened five times since 2003.

Cyber searches at airportsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:50:00

Have you ever had your laptop seized when you arrive in the U.S.? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Amateur Khan to fight on pro cardsupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 12:12:00

Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan will fight on pro boxing cards while keeping his amateur status, under an historic three-year deal struck by promoter Frank Warren with the English Amateur Boxing Association.

Athens hero Khan eyes pro switchupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 09:34:00

Britain's 17-year-old boxing sensation Amir Khan is to hold talks with professional promoters after his eye-catching performances in the Athens Olympics.

Kindelan dashes Khan's title hopesupdated: Sun Aug 29 2004 08:01:00

Defending champion Mario Kindelan of Cuba gave 17-year-old Amir Khan of Britain a boxing lesson in Sunday's Olympic lightweight (60kg) final.

Teenager Khan is through to finalupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 14:20:00

Britain's Amir Khan is now only one bout away from becoming the youngest Olympic boxing champion since Floyd Patterson won gold in 1952, after defeating Serik Yeleuov of Kazakhstan in the semifinals.

Khan punches his way into historyupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 15:02:00

British teenager Amir Khan became the youngest Olympic boxing medalist in over 50 years when he demolished South Korea's Baik Jong-sub in the first round on Tuesday to storm through to the semifinals.

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