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Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan Confirm Negotiations For May Fight

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

Amir Khan's bout with Manny Pacquiao "moved a step closer to being finalised" after both fighters confirmed they are in negotiations over a contest which would be "one of the most high-profiled" to ever be staged in the U.K., according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. Khan and Pacquiao are "set to ...

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08/01/16
London May Host More Championship Games

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07/29/16
Newcastle Poised To Host Supercars

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07/29/16
Pacers, Nuggets Will Face Off In London

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07/28/16
Hertha Surprised By Ticket Demand

Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin "has been surprised by the ticket demand for the UEFA Europa League qualification game against Danish club Brondby IF," according to Max Bosse of the BERLINER ZEITUNG. The game will not take place at the club's usual home, Berlin's Olympic Stadium, but at the smaller Fr ...

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07/28/16
ECB Plans English Cricket Overhaul

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07/28/16
Financial Woes Ends Circuit Of Ireland '17

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07/28/16
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07/27/16
IHRA Expands Global Reach Into Australia

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