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Amir Khan won't box behind closed doors amid virus risk

May 11, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Former world champion Amir Khan says walking into an arena for a fight without fans is like going to a sparring session

WARY. Amir Khan questions the health measures proposed by the British Boxing Board of Control for staging bouts amid the pandemic. File photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Amir Khan eyeing career swan song against Pacquiao or Brook

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:05 AM

British boxing ace Amir Khan wants a showdown against Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook before retiring

Britain's Amir Khan (R) battles Colombia's Samuel Vargas in their welterweight contest at the Birmingham Arena on September 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Boxer Amir Khan offers wedding venue to Britain's health service

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:35 PM

'I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time,' says former world boxing champion Amir Khan

WINNING MOVE. British boxing star Amir Khan (left) lends support to his hometown. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Crawford stops Khan to retain WBO welterweight title

Apr 21, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The American champion keeps his record spotless as the Englishman decides not to continue fighting because of an accidental low blow

UNBEATEN. Terence Crawford hikes his record to an immaculate 35-0. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account (@trboxing)

Vera retains, Folayang regains at ONE Conquest of Champions

Nov 24, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Brandon Vera needed less than a round, while Eduard Folayang had a unanimous decision in the two title bouts of the ONE Conquest of Champions featuring Filipinos

Folayang’s birthday wish? The ONE lightweight world title

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang just turned 34, but the local MMA star hopes to bank on his experience in his title bid against Singaporean Amir Khan

BATTLE-TESTED. Team Lakay stalwart Eduard Folayang looks to end a successful year as the fourth titleholder from the Baguio-based group. Photo from ONE Championship

Returning Vera, Folayang highlight ONE open workout

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Brandon Vera looks to defend his heavyweight crown against Italian champion Mauro Cerilli as Team Lakay pillar Eduard Folayang goes for the vacant lightweight title versus Amir Khan

BETTER THAN EVER. Despite a two-year break, Fili-Am MMA fighter Brandon Vera (left) expects to be in top shape against Italian champion Mauro Cerilli.Photo from ONE Championsip

Brandon Vera to defend ONE heavyweight crown

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'The Truth' faces a tough challenger in Mauro 'The Hammer' Cerilli of Italy in the ONE: Conquest of Champions

TITLE DEFENSE. Mixed martial arts veteran Brandon Vera (right) holds a professional record of 15-7. Photo from ONE Championship

Eduard Folayang gets another crack at ONE lightweight world championship

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Coming off back-to-back wins over Russian grapplers Aziz Pahrudinov and Kharun Atlangeriev, the 33-year-old can wrest the title he lost to Martin Nguyen last year

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang has a shot at redemption with a shot to reclaim the ONE lightweight world championship. File photo courtesy of ONE Championship

Megabuck bout up for Pacquiao

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is set to fight in December against a still unknown fighter

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:10 PM

With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at 5 boxers who could be money-spinning opponents for Pacquiao's next fight:

CHAMP. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Amir Khan says Conor McGregor needs to think about himself in this fight because he might not ever be the same fighter or he might not even fight again

Amir Khan accuses heavyweight champ of affair with his wife

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:27 AM

Anthony Joshua denies the claim saying he s into bigger women

TWITTER BEEF. In one of the most unusual Twitter feuds of the day, former world champion Amir Khan blasts his wife, saying she "moved up in the weight classes" with heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. File photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Pacquiao wants quick win over Horn, then Khan fight in the fall

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:27 PM

A fight against Amir Khan could be on the table for October or November

MOVING ON. Manny Pacquiao will face Australian Jeff Horn in July after a failed attempt to make a fight with Amir Khan. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

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Mar 08, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Pacquiao-Khan fight 'dead' as UAE money never materializes - Arum

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Arum now says Pacquiao could fight in June or July but not against Amir Khan

FIGHT OFF. Manny Pacquiao will have to find a new opponent after the investment deal to fight in the United Arab Emirates reportedly falls through. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Extrajudicial killings, Iglesia ni Cristo, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:03 PM

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Pacquiao-Khan far from a done deal, says Arum

Mar 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Arum says an April fight date is off the table and May might not work either for the former gym mates

NOT YET SET. Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have said they've reached an agreement, but there's still much left to be arranged before they can set a date. Photos from AFP

Pacquiao, Khan agree to terms for April 23 fight

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pacquiao and Khan both tweet out that they ve reached an agreement to fight

GOOD FRIENDS, BETTER OPPONENTS? Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan will resume their gym battles on the big stage. Photos from AFP

Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:03 PM

My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight Further announcements coming soon Pacquiao tweets

IN NEGOTIATIONS. Manny Pacquiao states on his Twitter account that he's in talks to fight his former gym mate Amir Khan. File photo by Wendall Alinea/Rappler

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Bob Arum says reports of a deal for Manny Pacquiao to face Amir Khan have come out of nowhere

NOT YET DONE. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says there's no truth to reports that Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have reached an agreement for a fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Making Pacquiao great again

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Manny Pacquiao hasn t been saying it s up to my promoter lately and it s the best thing he could be doing for his boxing career

SPEAKING OUT. Manny Pacquiao and team taking a more proactive role in making his next fight as interest for a fight with Jeff Horn stalls. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao asks fans: 'Who do you want me to fight next?'

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Pacquiao asks fans whom they d like to see him fight next with Jeff Horn Terence Crawford Amir Khan and Kell Brook options on the poll

POLLSTER. Manny Pacquiao seems to be keeping an open mind about his next opponent. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Vaughn Donayre bows to Amir Khan, extends losing streak in ONE Championship

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The losing streak continues for Vaughn Donayre as he yields to Singaporean striker Amir Khan

Vaughn Donayre hungry to get first win in ONE Championship

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Donayre is determined to end his 3 fight losing streak

Amir Khan seeks KO win over Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Fighting in front of a hometown crowd the 22 year old Singaporean will look for no less than a knockout win when he locks horns with Donayre

KNOCKOUT WIN. Amir Khan is confident that he can knock out Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre. Photos from ONE Championship

Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre to face Amir Khan in Singapore

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Khan was supposed to face undefeated grappler Samir Flexible Mrabet but the latter is no longer competing due to an undisclosed injury

LATE REPLACEMENT. Filipino journeyman Vaughn Donayre accepts a short-notice fight against Singapore's Amir Khan. Photo from ONE Championship

Canelo Alvarez calls out Golovkin: 'I don't fear anyone'

May 08, 2016 - 7:56 PM

It didn t take long for Saul Canelo Alvarez to call out Gennady Golovkin after knocking out Amir Khan in 6 rounds

Canelo Alvarez scores frightening KO of Amir Khan in 6 rounds

May 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Canelo Alvarez erases Amir Khan s strong start with one right cross to the chin

KNOCKOUT. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez sent Amir Khan to his third knockout loss, and fourth defeat overall. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Amir Khan seeks upset win against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez

May 05, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Canelo Alvarez is a 5 1 favorite with some betting parlors but Amir Khan is determined to fight the fight of his life

SHOWDOWN. Canelo Alvarez (L) and Amir Khan (R) is a mismatch on paper, but Khan is determined to pull off a big upset. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Fear factor boost for Khan ahead of Alvarez showdown

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:03 AM

The danger presented by Canelo Alvarez motivates Amir Khan to remain focused on strategy

Amir Khan thinks the risk presented by the larger Canelo Alvarez can scare him straight into fighting a disciplined, intelligent fight. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Amir Khan wants to face Canelo Alvarez at his absolute best

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:43 AM

Amir Khan isn t concerned about a rehydration clause against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez despite fighting in his first fight over welterweight

MIDDLEWEIGHT FIGHT. Amir Khan isn't concerned about Saul Alvarez gaining weight after the weigh-in. Photo from YouTube screenshot

Pacquiao delays announcement of next opponent

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has delayed the planned announcement of his next opponent in what could be the final fight of his legendary career

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao says he will fight one last time in his legendary career, but hasn't announced who it will be against yet. File photo by AFP

Two Pinoy MMA bets lose on ONE FC undercard in Singapore

Nov 14, 2015 - 1:19 PM

Filipinos Jimmy Yabo and Edward Kelly succumb to technical knockout and stoppage defeats at ONE Championship s Pride of Lions

STOPPAGE WIN. Australian Martin Nguyen batters Filipino fighter Edward Kelly before referee Olivier Coste eventually halted the bout at the 4:17 mark of round one as per cageside physician’s advice. Photo from ONE Championship Facebook

Three Pinoys slated for ONE FC’s November card in Singapore

Nov 05, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Three MMA Filipino athletes will compete at ONE Championship s Pride of Lions event

Arum says Pacquiao's last fight will happen April 9 - report

Oct 25, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Manny Pacquiao plans to end his ring career with a fight on April 9 before moving on to focus on his political career

ONE LAST HURRAH. Manny Pacquiao will wrap up his career in April with a number of opponents being considered. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Pacquiao denies reports of Mayweather talks, heads to New York

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Manny Pacquiao says he will speak to promoter Bob Arum while in New York about his next and final fight

Manny Pacquiao addressed media before leaving to New York City to accept an award from Asia Society at the United Nations. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Amir Khan says there's a '75 percent chance' of Pacquiao fight

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:24 PM

The British boxer confirms his management teams are in talks with the Filipino 8 division champion

Pacquiao in negotiations with Mayweather, Khan for final fight

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan to take him on in what would probably the final fight of his illustrious career

Manny Pacquiao says he will fight once more before the Senate elections in May. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Pacquiao: ‘Injured shoulder now healed’

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:24 PM

It s God s work I never saw a doctor I never did rehab Manny Pacquiao says of his recovery

Amir Khan calls out Mayweather after beating Algieri

May 30, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Amir Khan wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Khan screamed in the ring after winning a unanimous decision over Chris Algieri

Amir Khan wants Floyd Mayweather next

May 03, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Amir Khan wants a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr after Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Amir Khan wants to be next in line for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Amir Khan to face Chris Algieri on May 30

Apr 03, 2015 - 10:58 AM

British boxer Amir Khan announces that he is set to fight former junior welterweight world titlist Chris Algieri on May 30

READY TO RUMBLE. Amir Khan and Chris Algieri will likely face May 30. Amir Khan photo by Andrew Yates/AFP, Algieri from his Twitter

Pacquiao returns to training, but who is he fighting?

Feb 11, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Pacquiao remains optimistic that a fight with Mayweather will happen and is close to returning to the gym to prepare for his next fight

Does Pacquiao know something the public doesn't? Perhaps, as the 8-division champion prepares to return to training. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Pacquiao trains to be a pro wrestler in comedy skit

Jan 24, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Pacquiao becomes The Man ny a tango dancing nanny who wears bad cardigans in a wrestling themed Funny or Die segment

PACMAN WRESTLES. Manny Pacquiao portrays "The Man-ny," a wrestling nanny. Screen shot from Funny or Die

Pacquiao meets Amir Khan to discuss possible 'Plan B' fight

Jan 24, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Pacquiao and Khan once gym mates and sparring partners under Freddie Roach met in London to begin informal discussions for a bout if Pacquiao Mayweather doesn t come to pass

NEW TALKS. Manny Pacquiao met with Amir Khan to discuss a potential fight should Pacquiao-Mayweather not come off. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Amir Khan to pursue Pacquiao bout if Mayweather turns him down

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Who wants to see Khan vs Pacquiao? Because I know Floyd Mayweather is running tweets former junior welterweight champ Amir Khan

CHASING MONEY. Amir Khan wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather, but will settle for Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Khan, Maidana eye Pacquiao bout

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:31 PM

Still no fight with Mayweather? Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana are two fighters that want to test their mettle against Manny Pacquiao

WHO FIGHTS MANNY? Amir Khan (L) and Marcos Maidana (R) are two possible opponents for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Khan photo by Andrew Yates/AFP. Maidana photo from his Facebook page

Amir Khan visits Pakistan massacre school

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Khan offers prayers at a memorial to the dead at the school gates and says he will set up academies for young people in selected Pakistani cities

PAKISTANI ROOTS. British world champion boxer Amir Khan (C) prays at Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Khan to donate gold trunks to help Pakistani massacre school

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:01 AM

I can only imagine what those parents are going through says Khan who has a months old daughter

KHAN CAN. Amir Khan lands a left jab on Devon Alexander en route to a unanimous decision win. Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images/AFP