Amir training at the track with Pacman and Alex Ariza www.amirkhanworld.com
Amir Khan is in the Philippines sparring with Manny Pacquiao in preparation for his up-coming world title defence.
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WBA junior welterweight champion Khan arrived in the Philippines last week to begin preparation for his December 11th bout with interim champion Marcos Maidana and is still in the early phases of his preparation with the fight still a few months away.
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Khan is training in Baguio City with stable mate and seven division champion Manny Pacquiao, who faces off with Antonio Margarito on November 13th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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On his official blog Khan said. “Training has been quite intense and it took me a few days to get into the swing of things but come December 11th I’m going to be 110% ready, physically and mentally, to do the business in Las Vegas and beat Maidana.
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“I’m looking forward to this fight so much and can’t wait to show everyone that I’m the best in this division. I hope you can all make it along for the fight, if not, then catch it on television.”
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“I also want to wish Manny the best of luck for his fight, just being with him and training with him pushes me to the next level, I want to follow in his footsteps and one day be a multiple world champion. Manny’s also now a congressman in the Philippines, so he invited me to congress in Manila and the government offices which was a great experience.”
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My training camp has started earlier than normal this time and Freddie doesn’t want me to burn myself out but I’m ready for this challenge and would fight tomorrow if it was up to me. added Khan.
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December 11th promises to be a massive night for British Boxing, with Khan against Maidana we also have Dereck Chisora’s challenge in Germany against Wladimir Klitscko and Frank Warrens big Liverpool show. (see below)
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Frank Warren will celebrate 30 years in boxing in style on December 11 when he will host his second big blockbuster show of the year, following the success of the Magnificent Seven in Birmingham, Warren will put on a multiple title show at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

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“I’ve put on some massive shows during my 30 years in boxing and this will be up there with the best. At the moment I’ve got the most exciting crop of young boxers I’ve ever worked with and this show represents the next generation of stars in British boxing.” said Warren.
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“This is set to be a fantastic night with some cracking fights from top to bottom on the card. Smith and DeGale is a fight that everybody wants to see and with exciting youngsters like Cleverly, Brook, Macklin, Bellew and Gavin, plus many more joining them, it will be one huge night for the fans.” he added.
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Nathan Cleverly

Nathan Cleverly will challenge for the Interim WBO World light-heavyweight title after winning an eliminator last time out against Karo Murat.

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The European light-heavyweight champion was in line for a showdown with current WBO number one Juergen Braehmer in December.
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But the German has been granted permission to delay his mandatory defence and now will take on WBA king Beibut Shumenov.
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So now the Welshman takes on an as yet unnamed opponent, possibly veteran Romanian Alejandro Lakatos,
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Cleverly had seemed set to challenge Braehmer after stopping previously undefeated Murat in September but his hopes of world glory will have to wait a little bit longer.
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“I’m not that disappointed it’s going to be for the interim title,” said Cleverly.
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“I’m not worried who my opponent is, I just have to do what I need to and that’s win.
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“An interim title can be made into a world title so it’s still the biggest fight of my life.
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“I’m really looking forward to it.
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“I can’t take anyone for granted. I just have to go out there and prove I’m number one.”
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Paul Smith will defend his British super-middleweight crown in a mouth-watering domestic clash against Olympic Gold medalist James DeGale.
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Smith who has a career record of 29-1 – defeated fellow Scouser Tony Quigley in October 2009 to win the Super-middleweight strap, and successfully retained his belt by beating another Liverpudlian, Tony Dodson, in March.
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Smith insists that DeGale, with only 8 pro fights and who has stayed over at Smith’s house in Liverpool and is a friend of the Scouse boxing family of fighting brothers, will be under a lot of pressure to perform in his back yard and the Londoner who stopped Carl Dilks in the first round in his previous bout, must step up to the plate.

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“I’m more experienced,” Smith told Ringside. “I’ve been in the game a long time for someone of my age so I know what to do and I know what to expect.
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“I’ve had my pressure fights in the last two local derbies. He’s only had eight fights and the pressure is on him to perform.
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“He’s an Olympic gold medallist and the whole nation knows him for that. He wants my title like everyone wants my title – but he’s not getting it!”
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And Smith – who also performs as a DJ in Liverpool nightclubs issued a come-and-get-me challenge to any boxer who wants to try and prise away his title.
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“I’m British Champion – I’m not turning any fights down regardless of who it is,” added the 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medallist.
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“If I get offered a genuine fight and it’s there on paper for me to fight, I’m going to do it.”
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Meanwhile world title hopeful Matt Macklin makes a voluntary defence of his European middleweight crown with no opponent in place as yet.
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Macklin hopes it will be against one of the top fighters in Europe and will fight whoever is put in front of him on the night, before going onto a world title shot. see video below.
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Frankie Gavin challenges for the WBO Intercontinental crown at light-welterweight and hopes to gatecrash the WBO top 10 with a win against Dean Harrison on the Echo Arena show.
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The 2007 Amateur World Champion agreed to fight Harrison after he contacted Gavin through a website asking him for the fight.
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Wolverhampton’s Harrison is a former British title challenger, and has a 16-4 record.
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“It’s the type of fight I want right now,” said Gavin.
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“It will be a bit spicy because it is a Midlands derby, but I should have the beating of Harrison.
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“To be honest I feel that I am ready for the British title. I’ll beat Lenny Daws any day of the week as well.”
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And hammer-fisted Tony Bellew puts his Commonwealth light-heavyweight title on the line.
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Fight fans will not miss out on the big heavyweight clash of the night – Derek Chisora’s IBF/WBO title challenge against Wladimir Klitschko will be beamed live into the arena.
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Frank Warren has reached a verbal agreement for Kell Brook to fight American Mike Jones in February for the WBO welterweight world title in the UK.
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Brook will make a defence of his WBO Intercontinental title on the December 11 at the Liverpool Echo Arena first.
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But he has a far bigger fight to look forward to next year as he aims to cement his position near the top of the WBO rankings.
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“Jones’ promoter Bob Arum and I have spoken, and it is a fight that we both want to do,” said Warren.
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“I’ve watched Jones fight and I think Kell beats him, no problem.”
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The unbeaten American must first get past Jesus Soto Karass in November.
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“I’ll fight whoever Frank wants me to,” said Brook. “I feel like I belong at the highest level now.
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“My confidence is really high after the Jennings fight. Jones is a good fighter, but I’m ready for anyone.”
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Derek Chisora is on a collision course with both Klitschko brothers after he signed a contract to face Wladimir in Germany on December 11. 
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The 26-year-old British heavyweight champion is obliged to face Vitali if he can overcome the significant hurdle of WBO and IBF king Wladimir.
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“It’s in the contract that if he beats Wladimir then he has to face Vitali next, but he’s got a big job ahead of him first,” Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren said.
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Chisora’s challenge which is on the same night as Warren’s Liverpool show, will beam the fight live back to fan’s at the Liverpool Echo arena. in what promises to be a great night of British title action.
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Team Munroe have arrived in Japan ahead of Rendall Munroe’s world title challenge to Toshiaki Nishioka. 
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Rendall Munroe and his team arrived in Japan yesterday to be greeted by an army of journalists, eager to grab a word with the Boxing Binman.
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Jason Shinfield (trainer) and father Mike accompanied Rendall along with nutritionist Hardip Singh.

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Jason explained the journey and the reception the team received upon arriving in Tokyo. He said:
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“We had a 3 hour delay in Paris because of the strikes so it meant we arrived here at about 11:00am.
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“It was busy at the airport, there were quite a few media outlets waiting for us and even though we were tired it was nice to get them out the way.
“It’s important for us that we get our body clocks sorted, but we have been here 24 hours so by tomorrow we will be fine.
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“Rendall has been out and bought his steamer and his fresh food so he’s got everything he needs. He went for a run around the park and the gym is only 20 minutes away.
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“He’s in good spirits and he’s been boosted by the news that Sky Sports are going to screen the fight.
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“I’m glad that we spent time training at altitude because it’s muggy and humid here although it’s not too hot or too cold.
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Munroe takes on Nishioka on the 24th October with the fight to be shown on Sky Sports. Time TBC
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Tom Dallas will contest his 12th pro fight at The Troxy, Limehouse, London, tonight, while Liverpool’s David Price will be in his 8th fight on the bill.
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Dallas was supposed to be up against a Brazilian. Instead, he’ll take on Preston’s Paul Morris.
What makes the bout more important for the Medway fighter, however, is that it could earn him an eight or 10-round bout against either John McDermott or Larry Olubamiwo.
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Tom Dallas and David Price spar each other in Preperation for tonights fights.
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Morris is an unknown quantity as far as Dallas is concerned. His opponent had eight pro fights and has won six, lost one and drawn one. He has never been stopped.
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“I didn’t know who I was fighting until last Friday when I was sparring,” said Dallas. “I suppose it looks as if they’ve given me another easy one, but Morris hasn’t been KO’d so I’ll be looking to change that. Because he’s lighter he might be a bit quicker than I’m accustomed to, but I don’t know really. said Dallas.
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“I have been training hard and I can’t afford to take anything for granted.”
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Price the 2008 Olympic medallist faces Raman Sukhaterin (6-15) on the same London bill tomorrow night over six three-minute rounds determined to start making his mark.
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Promoter Frank Maloney says decent level fighters turned down the chance to box the Liverpool man but he is now closing in on a big name opponent for the New Year.
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Price is targeting a tilt at the domestic crown before the summer and wants to put on a show in
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“It’s been a while since I last fought so I’m looking forward to tomorrow night,” said Price (7-0).
“On paper my opponent seems like he can go the rounds and it is important at this stage I get some rounds under my belt.
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“Three fights down the line I will be fighting for a title so need the rounds – although it would be nice to stop someone who has never been stopped.
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“I want to look good and send a message to the rest of the division. The result is of primary concern but if I can look good along the way then people will want to start watching me.
George Groves will put his Commonwealth title on the line against James Obede Toney on October 30 – after negotiations, counter offers and wranglings over a grudge match between him and James DeGale, seems to have been put on hold for now.
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The unbeaten super-middleweight was initially left without an opponent after Carl Dilks opted to face James DeGale last month.
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Dilks was stopped inside a round and Groves believes Toney will provide a much stiffer test when they clash at London’s iconic York Hall.
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The Saint, 22, said: “Toney is the fight I wanted in the first place.
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“The only reason we looked to get a UK-based fighter was for publicity reasons and also to force my way into this British title mix.
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“Toney has an impressive record. He has been in with good company and only come unstuck when facing opponents of the highest level.
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“He is the sort of opponent who will bring the best out of me and serve me well in the long run. I’m looking forward to a tough challenge.”
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Ghanaian Toney, 30, boasts a record of 24 wins from 28 professional fights.
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If Groves and DeGale continue to win their contests, then the destiny of them eventually meeting will happen. With both facing tough tasks in their next fights it will go someway to knowing who has made significantly more progress in the paid ranks.
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Tyson Fury the 6′ 9″ unbeaten Manchester heavyweight has reportedly been training with the Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.

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English champion Fury (12-0, 9 KO’s) is in Detroit, Michigan working on his skills with Steward but it isn’t known as yet if this is just a temporary arrangement or if Steward will be training the 22-year-old Fury from now on.
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If this is true then Fury will be in good hands with the American Steward who over the years has somewhat specialised in training tall fighters, such as Lennox Lewis, Tommy Hearns, Wladimir Klitschko and Andy Lee. Fury has all the tools to be a good heavyweight who can go onto the world scence but seems to be lacking in fitness and belief sometimes. If Steward cannot bring out the best in Fury then no one can.
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Matthew Hatton has vowed to win a world title in 2011. The European welterweight champion defends his crown against Roberto Belge at the Reebok Stadium next month after failing to secure a shot a WBA king, Viacheslav Senchenko.

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But after getting the undefeated Swiss out of the way, he says nothing will stand in the way of his bid to emulate older brother, Ricky, and become world champion.
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“I wanted a shot at Senchenko after my last fight, but that couldn’t be made,” he said.
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“I can’t complain about Hatton Promotions because they’ve got me some massive opportunities. But after this I’ve told them that I’m ready for a world title fight.”
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The 29-year-old has been offered the chance to take on Mexican superstar, Saul Alvarez, and could take that option, should a clash with Senchenko fail to materialise.
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Meanwhile brother Ricky who apparently had fallen into depression since his loss to Manny Pacquiao, came out of rehab this week and is now on the road to recovery following his drink and drug problems that have been widely publicised recently.
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But brother Matthew insists the only way the Hitman can begin a new life out of the ring is by laying the ghost of the Pacquiao defeat to rest.
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Former two-weight world champion Hatton has struggled to come to terms with his brutal second round knockout at the hands of the pound-for-pound No.1 in May last year.
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“He was very upset after the Pacquiao fight and never came to terms with it,” said European welterweight champion, Matthew.
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“Now he is doing that and hopefully starting a better period of his life. Part of me wanted him to fight again because I know what it is like to be a fighter and the pride you have. I wanted him to fight again so he could end his career on a better night. It would help ease the pain.
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“I’m pretty sure now that he’s not going to fight again and he doesn’t need to because he’s had a fantastic career.
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“He’s been a multiple world champion and is one of the best fighters this country has ever produced.
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“As long as he can put the Pacquiao defeat behind him without fighting again, I am sure he can enjoy his retirement.
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“I’ve spoken to him and I’m confident he can do that.”
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Chris Edwards, will defend his Commonwealth flyweight title against Ashley Sexton on the undercard of David Hayes world heavyweight title defence against Audley Harrison at the Manchester’s MEN Arena on November 13th.
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All 20,000 tickets have already sold out for Haymaker event that promises to be a Hugh night for British boxing, and Sky Sports are expecting record pay-per-view figures for a show that could generate more money than any other fight in British history.
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Sunderland Christmas Cracker! North East fans in for atreat with a real Christmas treat for boxing fans.
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A bumper Christmas boxing show has been announced for Sunday 12th December with no less than seven North Eastern propspects appearing at the Rainton Meadows Arena, Sunderland.
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Phil Jeffries and Neil Fannan have teamed up to promote the show which will be the perfect winter treat for boxing fans as the season closes for the winter break.
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Unbeaten prospects Kirk Goodings, Glen Foot and Johnson McClumpha will headline with support from the exciting Martin Ward, Trevor Crewe and Gary Fox. Paul Archer will also be making his professional debut.
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Tickets are priced at £30 and can be brought from Phill Jeffries on 01915640202
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David Haye has his heart set on going from boxer to blockbuster.
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World heavyweight champion Haye has announced he will say ‘hasta la vista, baby’ and terminate his ring career inside a year. He then wants to go into the movies, as an actor or director.
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Haye, who turned 30 on Wednesday, says the second defence of his WBA title against Audley Harrison in Manchester on November 13 will be one of his last fights.
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“I have a year left and then I want to go into the movies,” said Haye. “Working in movies is something I have always wanted to do. I am looking forward to another part of my life.”
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