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Boxing: Ex-champ Collazo turns 33, calls out Khan

Former world champion Luis Collazo celebrated his 33rd birthday Tuesday by predicting a victory next week over England's Amir Khan but added he is not looking past the British boxer. Collazo and Khan will meet on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather's welterweight unification showdown with Argentina's Marcos Maidana and the winner would put himself in line to be the next foe of unbeaten US pay-per-view star Mayweather.

Boxing: Khan to fight Collazo on Mayweather undercard

England's Amir Khan, unhappy with Floyd Mayweather after being snubbed for a May 3 fight with the unbeaten US star, said Monday he will fight on the Mayweather undercard. Khan will face US southpaw Luis Collazo ahead of Mayweather's match-up with Argentina's Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. The fight will be Khan's first moving up into the welterweight category and will in some ways be an audition for a big-money fight against Mayweather.

Boxing: Khan to fight Collazo on Mayweather undercard

England's Amir Khan, unhappy with Floyd Mayweather after being snubbed for a May 3 fight with the unbeaten US star, said Monday he will fight on the Mayweather undercard. Khan will face US southpaw Luis Collazo ahead of Mayweather's match-up with Argentina's Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. The fight will be Khan's first moving up into the welterweight category and will in some ways be an audition for a big-money fight against Mayweather.

Boxing: Khan hits out at Mayweather after snub

Amir Khan unleashed a flurry of verbal jabs Tuesday at Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten American passed him over for a lucrative May 3 bout and chose Argentina's Marcos Maidana. Mayweather, 45-0 with 26 knockouts, said Monday -- his 37th birthday -- that he would defend his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council light-middleweight crowns against Maidana, 35-3 with 31 knockouts, and not Khan.

Boxing: Fans want Mayweather-Khan match-up

The votes are in, and fight fans say Britain's Amir Khan should be American Floyd Mayweather's next opponent, according to an online poll conducted on Mayweather's website. World Boxing Association welterweight champion Marcos Maidana had held a lead in the voting on Mayweather's mayweatherpromotions.com online poll, but when the voting ended on Sunday Khan had swept past him with 20,105 votes to 15,474 for Maidana.

Boxing: Khan will be at Alexander fight, but not in the ring

British boxer Amir Khan will be in the arena when Devon Alexander defends his world welterweight title Saturday, just not in the ring as the US champion had originally intended. Khan will serve as a ringside commentator for Showtime for the telecast of the card at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, replacing Paulie Malignaggi, the regular commentator who will instead be in the ring against Zab Judah in a main-event showdown of hometown heroes.

Boxing: More needed from Khan, trainer believes

Amir Khan needs to re-dedicate himself to boxing if he is to have any hope of achieving his stated ambition of defeating the sport's superstar Floyd Mayweather, his trainer believes. The British boxer is down to take on IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in December with a potential bout against Mayweather in his sights after that. Khan, 26, was ringside in Las Vegas at the weekend to see Mayweather stretch his record to 45-0 with a majority decision win over Saul Alvarez for the WBC and WBA light-middleweight titles.

Boxing: Khan picks himself up to beat Diaz

Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to keep on course for a shot at the division's champions by out-pointing Julio Diaz on Saturday. Khan, 26, was floored in the fourth round and looked on the brink of another knockdown in the 11th of a thrilling catchweight (143 pounds) 12-round non-title contest with Mexican Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. In Khan's first performance back on British soil for two years, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist triumphed by scores of 114-113, 115-113 and 115-112 in a close fight.

Boxing: Khan thinking big despite defeats

Amir Khan has not been dissuaded from thinking big by two defeats in his last three fights and claims victory on Saturday will give him the opportunity to become undisputed world light-welterweight champion later this year. The 26-year-old must first come through a catchweight (143 pounds) 12-round non-title contest with Mexican Julio Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in his home city of heffield, northern England, in his first fight back in Britain for two years.

Boxing: Khan to fight Diaz at Sheffield in April

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan of Britain will fight in his homeland for the first time in two years when he faces Mexico's Julio Diaz in April, promoters said Thursday. "Return of the King" will be staged April 27 in Sheffield between the Bolton fighter and former world champion Diaz on a card that also features the professional debut of London Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo of Britain.
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