Ricky Hatton: Forget Pacquiao, Amir Khan can beat Floyd Mayweather

Ricky Hatton, with the sort of comic timing that punctuates his best stand-up routines, has singled out Amir Khan as one of few fighters capable of beating Floyd Mayweather, who might yet grant the Bolton boxer an audience if he gets past Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May.

“I think Floyd would run a mile from Amir Khan,” Hatton said, “not from a fear factor, obviously, but styles make fights.

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Manny Pacquiao and the Fight of His Life

Every day, the people come streaming into Manny Pacquiao’s camp, angling their cars into the narrow parking spaces behind a pink-stucco strip mall near the corner of Vine Street and Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, pounding with heavy fists on the metal door labeled with a sign that implores them not to knock.

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There is the inner circle, there is the outer circle and there are the ever-widening concentric circles of hangers-on who drift about the periphery like a distant star hovering around the sun. There are the members of the Filipino media who show up every day, and there are the members of the American media who show up in fits and starts (today Rolling Stone, tomorrow The New York Times), and there are the HBO executives, and there is the promoter and there is the camera crew the promoter hired to document everything. There is the security detail and there are the pressmen and the managers and the canines and the trainers and the celebrities, because it would not be a Pacquiao camp without the celebrities.

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Manny Pacquiao and the Fight of His Life

Every day, the people come streaming into Manny Pacquiao’s camp, angling their cars into the narrow parking spaces behind a pink-stucco strip mall near the corner of Vine Street and Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, pounding with heavy fists on the metal door labeled with a sign that implores them not to knock.

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Manny Pacquiao Inside Manny Pacquiao’s Fight Club »
There is the inner circle, there is the outer circle and there are the ever-widening concentric circles of hangers-on who drift about the periphery like a distant star hovering around the sun. There are the members of the Filipino media who show up every day, and there are the members of the American media who show up in fits and starts (today Rolling Stone, tomorrow The New York Times), and there are the HBO executives, and there is the promoter and there is the camera crew the promoter hired to document everything. There is the security detail and there are the pressmen and the managers and the canines and the trainers and the celebrities, because it would not be a Pacquiao camp without the celebrities.

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TAMPA, Fla. — The UConn women beat Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday to win their third consecutive national championship. With the program’s 10th title overall, coach Geno Auriemma matched UCLA’s men’s coach John Wooden for most titles in college basketball history. A look at how the Huskies did it.

How the game was won: Connecticut was the nation’s best defensive team all season and the Huskies, not at their best offensively Tuesday, relied on that defense all night to beat Notre Dame. The Irish shot 33 percent from the floor, their second worst percentage of the season (they shot 31 percent in a Dec. 6 meeting with UConn in South Bend). Connecticut also forced 17 Notre Dame turnovers, 13 in the first half when the Huskies built an eight-point lead at the break. The Irish employed a sound strategy with the way they rotated defenders on Breanna Stewart, holding her to just eight points, two in the second half, but might have missed an opportunity to pull the upset by missing 13 layups and struggling to get open jump shot looks against that Huskies’ defense.

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