Amir Khan has insisted he would not be interested in fighting Floyd Mayweather if the American makes his expected return from retirement, even if he defeats Saul Alvarez to win the WBC middleweight title.
He challenges Mexico's defending champion 'Canelo' Alvarez on Saturday at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena when he is such an underdog that victory would be among the greatest ever by a British fighter.
Mayweather has this week attracted significant attention since hinting at plans for a comeback and speaking of talks with American television networks CBS and Showtime, and if Khan were to hold a middleweight title where the 39 year old is yet to fight, the potential money involved would be likely to get Mayweather's attention.
"He messed me around a lot so I don't think I'd take that fight. He messed me around, so I'd probably treat him the same way," said Khan.
"Floyd's probably missing not having his picture on the MGM. He must see my picture and Canelo's picture and think, 'People have forgotten about me'. As soon as you say you're retired, we do forget about the people who say that.
"Mayweather's feeling that now, he's feeling like no one's talking about him, that he's old news, and maybe that's why he's trying to get everyone supporting him again by saying 'I want to make a comeback'.
"Whatever Mayweather says, let him say it."
Tyson Fury says he will relocate to America after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because he does not feel accepted in this country.
The 27-year-old will defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against the Ukrainian in Manchester on July 9 and after that he is ready to pack his bags and head across the Atlantic Ocean.
Fury, who has courted outrage with a string of controversial comments on homosexuality and abortion, believes he is treated like a "bum" in the United Kingdom and deserves better.
He told a number of national newspapers: "I am not accepted in this country. I am a gypsy and that's it. I will always be a gypsy, I'll never change. I will always be fat and white and that's it.
"I am the champion yet I am thought of as a bum. I am moving out of the country. I am going to America where champions are better thought of.
"I am moving to Los Angeles where people have a better life. I made the decision last week to go where people admire success."
Anthony Joshua will face undefeated American Dominic Breazeale in the first defence of his IBF world heavyweight title this summer.
The 30-year-old Breazeale, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games where Joshua won his gold medal, will travel to London's O2 Arena on June 25 for his first fight at world level.
His selection as Joshua's opponent comes after a long period of him being monitored as a potential challenger, according to the champion.
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Nicola Adams booked her place at the Rio Olympics after cruising to victory at the European qualifying tournament in Samsun, Turkey, on Friday.
The 33-year-old scored a unanimous decision win over Marielle Hansen of Norway to ensure she will defend her 2012 gold medal in Brazil.
It means Adams will get the chance to become the first British boxer to win two Olympic titles since Harry Mallin in Paris in 1924.
Adams started aggressively against her experienced opponent, repelling Hansen's advances and taking it clearly on the scorecard.
Despite getting a little wayward with her shots in the middle rounds, Adams finished with a flourish to complete a shut-out victory and book her place on the plane to Rio.
Tyson Fury has branded Anthony Joshua a "pumped up weightlifter" and warned Wladimir Klitschko he is for "another hiding" in their re-match this summer.
Fury, the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, defeated Klitschko on points in Germany last November and will go up against the Ukrainian again on July 9 at the MEN Arena.
Anticipation is also growing around a potential all-British unification fight with Joshua, who clinched the IBF title on Saturday after beating defending champion Charles Martin at London's O2 Arena.
Fury called out Joshua immediately after the victory, labelling him "slow" and "ponderous" on Twitter, and he continued his war of words with the London 2012 gold medallist on Wednesday.
"I thought he looked like a pumped up weightlifter, out of his mind on drugs," Fury said of Joshua's win.
"He fought an American who came to lay down and had about as much fight in him as this glass of water there, zero."
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Anthony Joshua insisted he is not yet satisfied at becoming the IBF heavyweight champion and revealed he was more excited at securing his title shot than winning the title itself.
The 26-year-old clinically stopped defending champion Charles Martin in the second round of only his 16th professional fight to win the IBF heavyweight title and, just miles from where he won his Olympic gold medal in 2012, to take a significant step towards fulfilling his considerable potential.
Joshua could be seen discreetly celebrating the first of the second-round knockdowns, in the belief that he had already finished the fight, and threw a similarly-powerful right hand to secure victory shortly after America's Martin met the first count.
His profile will grow further and make him one of boxing's greatest assets, but amid plans for him to make his first title defence on July 9 - the same night WBA and WBO champion Tyson Fury's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko is scheduled - and possibly at Wembley Stadium, Joshua said: "Getting there is one thing, now maintaining it will be harder so I need to be a bit more disciplined.
"We've got more to go. Probably when I retire I will be happy but as I'm still fighting, I've got to put this behind me.
"Yeah (I was more excited at getting the fight). I'm happy I got the fight, we developed a different level of stamina, composure. A new level of man was born.
"I knew 100 per cent (it was over after the first knockdown). I know not to rush in, and I know if I've got enough power to hurt him once, if I keep my shape and keep on doing the same things to hurt him first time, I just knew I'd be able to get to him sooner or later."
Boxer Tyson Fury is set for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester on July 9, his father has confirmed.
Fury beat the Ukrainian last year to win the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight crowns in Dusseldorf.