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Amir Khan might be supremely confident over his chances of winning a potential fight against Manny Pacquiao, but the Filipino’s trainer, Freddie Roach, has said his fighter is too quick and too strong.

Roach said Khan couldn’t beat Manny, insisting that they would have the fight wherever promised the most money.

"It’s a good fight. He’s [Khan] a good athlete and so forth,” Roach said.

“Manny’s a little bit too big and strong for him, and a better puncher. They boxed a bit in the ring. Because Manny knocked him down twice really doesn’t matter to me, but we’ll fight in his back-yard.

"He can’t beat Manny. That’s all there is to it. I have no problem with the fight being in the UK. It’s a nice place. Wherever sells the most tickets, that’s where I want to go,” Roach said.


In cricket, Alfonso Thomas is to depart Somerset at the end of the season after almost eight years with the club.

The fast bowler joined back in 2008, but Somerset have confirmed this campaign will be his last with them.


Meanwhile in F1, speculation is mounting that Jenson Button is going to retire from the sport after the 35-year-old delivered a cryptic message to the press.

Button said the joy of racing was only there if you were competing near the front, which, at the moment at least, he isn’t.

"The joy of being in the car is only there if you're fighting at the front, because you feel like you're achieving something," the 2009 world champion said after Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

"If you're fighting near the back, you're driving an F1 car, but you can easily get joy driving something else. The joy you get is from competing. It's about fighting at the front," added the Briton.

"It's about the possibility of standing on top of the podium. That's the joy of F1."


Lastly, both Diego Costa and Gabriel have been charged in the wake of their clash during the Arsenal v Chelsea match last weekend.

It appears the FA want to press action against both men, despite the fact Costa remained on the pitch.

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