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Mayweather v Berto
Floyd Mayweather has defended his decision to choose Andre Berto as his 49th, and potentially final, opponent, saying that the American is just as good as Amir Khan.
Mayweather faces Berto this Saturday in what might be his final bout, having snubbed the chance to choose England’s Khan instead.
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"Berto is not a pushover, no matter who I chose, the media was going to have something to say, the critics were going to have something to say," he said at his pre-fight press conference, as per BT Sport.
"He's no different from Amir Khan. Amir Khan has three losses, Berto has three losses but he's a two-time world champion, just like Amir Khan."
US Open latest
In tennis, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will face off in the semi-finals of the US Open, having both secured straight sets victories in the previous round.
Federer is looking for an 18th Grand Slam title, with Novak Djokovic facing Marin Cilic in the other semi-final.
Hamilton on McLaren
Lewis Hamilton has admitted he doesn’t think former team McLaren will be a threat in 2016, stating he felt bad to see them struggling.
Hamilton left McLaren in 2012, but they’ve since tumbled down the rankings and aren’t considered favourites by any stretch.
“It is a team that still has a big piece of my heart,” he told Spanish newspaper AS.
“Seeing them suffer like this, knowing how competitive and successful they are historically, it’s not easy. When I see them at the bottom of the screens, with Manor, I just feel bad."
Then, when asked if they could be a real force this year, Hamilton responded: "Man, you can never say never, but I don’t think so.”
Farah drug admission
Lastly, it’s across to athletics, where Mo Farah has admitted he has taken the banned substance Khat, but only before it was prohibited.
Farah revealed he consumed the drug in 2003, with the World Anti-Doping Agency having changed its view on the plant five months later.
"I just wanted to test it. It’s a natural plant. It’s different. You chew it and it is like drinking ten cups of coffee," he revealed.
"You think a lot and plan a lot. Nothing happens really and you go home and you cant sleep. It’s crazy, everything is fine when you are doing it but the next day nothing happens.
"It is like wasting time really. Nothing ever gets done."