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Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao is happening this year

Mayweather: ‘I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao’American earned over $200m for win in their first boutFloyd Mayweather Jr says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year. Related: Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at c…

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Amir Khan: ‘I want a super fight in a stadium against a massive name’

Having disposed of Samuel Vargas, the Bolton fighter is looking to a date with Kell Brook or Manny PacquiaoWhether it is Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao next, only Amir Khan’s most unreasonable detractors will begrudge him the blockbuster stadium fight hi…

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Manny Pacquiao captures welterweight title with first knockout in nine years

Pacquiao stops Matthysse in seventh for first KO since 2009Filipino, 39, captures Matthysse’s WBA welterweight titlePacquiao scored knockdowns in second, fifth and seventhManny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of …

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Manny Pacquiao has ‘a couple more fights’ in him after July showdown

Pacquiao meets Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur‘Definitely this is not my last fight,’ says 39-year-oldManny Pacquiao is not thinking about retirement just yet and believes he can continue boxing beyond his first contest for more than a year in July, wh…

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Manny Pacquiao’s removal of trainer just another ride on boxing’s carousel | Kevin Mitchell

Ructions are so common in boxing that the apparent dismissal of Freddie Roach passed with little commentManny Pacquiao sounds like a confused fighter in the autumn of his career or, at the very least, the team around him are in disarray. Last week the …

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Jeff Horn’s win over Manny Pacquiao vindicated by WBO review of fight

Five independent judges give Australian victory after re-scoring fightUS-bound Horn says vindication comes at good timeJeff Horn has received confirmation, if it were needed, that his welterweight world title win over Manny Pacquiao was legitimate afte…

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Manny Pacquiao asks WBO to review world title defeat to Jeff Horn

  • Filipino says he has responsibility to uphold sportsmanship and truth
  • Calls to scrutinise refereeing and judging after controversial points decision

Manny Pacquiao has asked the World Boxing Organisation to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn’t want to see the boxing industry “dying because of unfair decision and officiating”.

Related: Jeff Horn: from underdog to millionaire poster boy for sport in need of a wholesome hero | Russell Jackson

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Manny Pacquiao asks WBO to review world title defeat to Jeff Horn

  • Filipino says he has responsibility to uphold sportsmanship and truth
  • Calls to scrutinise refereeing and judging after controversial points decision

Manny Pacquiao has asked the World Boxing Organisation to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn’t want to see the boxing industry “dying because of unfair decision and officiating”.

Related: Jeff Horn: from underdog to millionaire poster boy for sport in need of a wholesome hero | Russell Jackson

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Jeff Horn: from underdog to millionaire poster boy for sport in need of a wholesome hero | Russell Jackson

The humble Australian’s life was transformed overnight, even though the classic warning signs of an upset against Manny Pacquiao were there from the start

Jeff Horn woke on Monday unable to see a thing from his swollen, bruised right eye, but having vanquished Manny Pacquiao in one of Australian sport’s greatest underdog victories, boxing’s unlikeliest world champion will now watch his life’s fortunes transform dramatically. The former Brisbane schoolteacher, who had only twice boxed for prize purses of five-figure proportions, is now the millionaire poster boy for a sport craving a wholesome hero.

Horn has quickly and predictably been dubbed the Australian Rocky. Though his actual nickname, The Hornet, alludes glancingly to the world of superhero fiction, his famous victory in front of an Australian record boxing crowd at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday surprised even his most ardent admirers – the people who knew of the thousands of hours of punishing training sessions, and the years of relentless physical and financial toil required just to get Horn into the ring for his one big shot.

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Jeff Horn beats Manny Pacquiao in one of boxing’s greatest upsets

  • Horn wins unanimous decision in WBO welterweight world title fight
  • Horn open to Pacquiao rematch and challenges Floyd Mayweather

Jeff Horn won a bloody and brutal fight in Brisbane, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao on Sunday. In front of a packed hometown crowd at Suncorp Stadium, Horn punched his ticket to boxing’s big time with an incredible performance to claim Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship.

The three judges scored the closely-fought bout 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 in Horn’s favour. Horn immediately called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. after the fight and declared himself “no joke” to the legions of boxing experts across the world who gave him no chance and mocked his credentials.

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Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn: WBO welterweight world title fight – live!

  • Live updates from the big fight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane
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Today is the biggest boxing event ever hosted in Australia, held before a huge crowd at Suncorp Stadium. Manny Pacquiao is a heavy favorite over Horn at -600.

But we’ve already seen an upset on the undercard by an Australian fighter over a name boxer. In the first bout of the day, David Toussaint beat Shane Mosley, Jr., in a split decision.

4.09am BST

Welcome to The Guardian liveblog for today’s Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn fight for the WBO welterweight world title.

We’re about to open Round 5 (of 12) in the third, and final, undercard bout before the main event. Jerwin Ancajas is defending his IBF World Junior Bantamweight Championship against Teiru Kinoshita — and blood is currently filling the right eye of Kinoshita.

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Manny Pacquiao should retire if Jeff Horn wins, says Freddie Roach

  • Filipino to meet unheralded Australian in world title fight this weekend
  • ‘We have to win this fight, it’s crucial,’ says trainer before bout in Brisbane

Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach says he will encourage his famous charge to retire if he loses to unheralded Australian Jeff Horn in Sunday’s world title fight in Brisbane.

Roach said the 11-time world champion had hoped to raise his profile with this weekend’s WBO welterweight title bout in a bid to earn a re-match with Floyd Mayweather.

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Manny Pacquiao resurrects July fight in Brisbane with Jeff Horn

  • Agreement on ‘essential points’ reached between camps
  • Venue to be confirmed, Suncorp Stadium the likely option

For the second time, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Australian Jeff Horn in welterweight world title in Brisbane on 2 July, with the Filipino legend’s camp on the verge of signing off on the deal, according to his promoter Bob Arum.

“We’re slowly finishing up the deal to fight,” Arum told the Los Angeles Times. “People have agreed on essential points.”

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‘Snake eyes’ for Manny Pacquiao as big-money bout with Amir Khan called off

  • Pacquiao’s just-announced fight with Khan for 23 April is now off
  • Promoter: $38m from unnamed investment group never turned up

Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Amir Khan is off after a promised $38m from an unnamed investment group failed to materialize.

The Filipino boxer and eight-division champion had previously been in advanced talks to fight Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane, but reversed course when approached by a group of investors to fight Khan in the United Arab Emirates on 23 April.

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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan agree to ‘super fight’ in April

  • Pair say terms have been agreed for fight at as-yet undisclosed venue
  • Australian Jeff Horn’s hopes of meeting with Pacquiao appear over

Multiple world champion Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan on 23 April, with both boxers on Sunday confirming their intentions to appear in a “super fight”.

The 38-year-old Pacquiao had said four days ago that he and Khan’s management were in discussions for the fight, despite an earlier announcement the Filipino’s next bout would be against Jeff Horn.

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Manny Pacquiao confirms talks with Amir Khan to dash Jeff Horn’s hopes

  • Filipino great says he is in negotiations with Khan for next fight
  • Horn’s hopes of meeting Pacquiao in Brisbane dashed

Two days after Bob Arum had dismissed out of hand the idea of a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, the Filipino great has revealed he is in talks with the Briton, with a meeting in the UAE likely.

“My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight,” Pacquiao tweeted. “Further announcement coming soon.”

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Manny Pacquiao confirms talks with Amir Khan to dash Jeff Horn’s hopes

  • Filipino great says he is in negotiations with Khan for next fight
  • Horn’s hopes of meeting Pacquiao in Brisbane dashed

Two days after Bob Arum had dismissed out of hand the idea of a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, the Filipino great has revealed he is in talks with the Briton, with a meeting in the UAE likely.

“My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight,” Pacquiao tweeted. “Further announcement coming soon.”

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Scott Quigg heads west and into stable of renowned trainer Freddie Roach | Kevin Mitchell

Former world super-bantamweight champion, who is making noises at featherweight, is leaving Joe Gallagher’s care to base himself at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles

Scott Quigg has split with Joe Gallagher after six years to join Freddie Roach in the US. It is a gamble that could launch him into a rematch with Carl Frampton or put him into the mix at featherweight, a division that is brimming with possibilities.

The 28-year-old former world super-bantamweight champion, now making noises at 9st, insisted on Monday the parting was amicable, although only those close to the camp saw it coming.

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Floyd Mayweather offers new terms to fight Conor McGregor

• Undefeated Mayweather says he would fight UFC star McGregor for $100m
• ‘Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight – let’s make it happen’

Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100m (£82m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to take a career-high $15m (£12m), plus a minor slice of the pay-per-view revenue.

Related: Floyd Mayweather on return to the ring: ‘you just never know’

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Manny Pacquiao in Australia would be a blow to sport’s push against homophobia

If we are serious about stamping out anti-gay sentiments in Australian sport, the welcome mat should remain rolled up when the great Filipino boxer arrives

A venue for the much-anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn – which is being billed as the biggest bout in Australian boxing history – is yet to be confirmed, but if it goes ahead at Suncorp Stadium as expected, or any other location in Australia, it runs a very real risk of sending the wrong message to young sports fans and setting back significant efforts to stamp out homophobia in the country’s sporting landscape.

Related: Jeff Horn v Manny Pacquaio set to be confirmed

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