GiveMeSport Live - 23rd January, 2015

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- Roger Federer out of Australian Open 
- Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa in straight sets 
- Kell Brook ready to die to beat Amir Khan
- ITV axe Adrien Chiles in favour of Mark Pougatch
- Massimo Cellino resigns as club president of Leeds
- Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao to meet in London 

3.10PM - Khan and Pacquiao fight possible 

Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao are set to meet in London today to discuss the possibility of a future fight. 

Khan only recently revealed that he was still holding out hope of fighting WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, but it now appears that he will go head-to-head with Pacquiao later this year. 

12.30PM - Cellino confirms resignation

Massimo Cellino has now confirmed his resignation as president of Championship outfit Leeds United. The controversial former Cagliari owner has been disqualified from running the club after losing his appeal over a conviction for tax evasion.

Cellino may well return to Leeds in the future as his ban is only set to last for 79-days, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will make an attempt to return to the club. 

10:56AM - Adrian Chiles gets the boot

ITV has made the decision to give lead football anchor Adrian Chiles the boot, and will replace him with Mark Pougatch. According to reports the broadcasting giants have refused to comment on their reasons for Chiles's departure, but Pougatch will begin duties with immediate effect.

10:45AM - Kell Brook willing to die to beat Khan

British boxer Kell Brook has insisted he is willing to die in the ring in order to beat long-term nemesis Amir Khan. The two boxers could meet later this year as they look to raise their respective profiles, although Brook will have to defend his IBF titles against Jo Jo Dan first.

Brook is on the comeback trail after being stabbed on holiday in Tenerife, though a mega-fight with Khan would generate a similar sort of hype to Carl Froch vs George Groves II last year.

9.35AM - Andy Murray into fourth round 

Andy Murray strolled into the fourth round of the Australian Open after a convincing victory over Portugal's Joao Sousa.

The British No.1 secured the win in straight sets as he demolished Sousa 6-1 6-1 7-5 at Melbourne Park. Murray will now take on the man that knocked him out of Wimbledon last year, as he prepares to take on Grigor Dimitrov in the Round of 16. 

9.30AM - Federer beaten by Seppi in Australian Open 

Four-time Australian champion Roger Federer is out of the competition after losing in four sets to world No. 46 Andreas Seppi. The Italian had never previously beaten the Swiss ace in a Grand Slam, but secured a  6-4 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) victory over his rival in the shock of the third round. 

"I just tried my best and it was one of my best matches for sure," said Seppi.

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