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Josh Taylor’s team keen to fulfil Edinburgh Castle wish

Cyclone Promotions manager Barry McGuigan would love nothing more than to make Josh Taylor’s dreams come true – he just doesn’t know if the weather will allow for it to happen.

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Jordan Coe, 20, from Falkirk a Thai boxer who has died suddenly in Thailand. Picture: Contributed

Tributes pour in for Scots Thai boxer who dies from heatstroke

Tributes have poured in from all over the world for a popular Scottish Muay Thai boxer who is understood to have died from heatstroke.

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Josh Taylor retained his Commonwealth super lightweight title. Pictures: Andrew O'Brien

Severe cut can’t stop Josh Taylor as he stops ‘Warrior’ Joubert

Josh Taylor produced another masterclass as he successfully defended his Commonwealth super lightweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of Warren Joubert at Meadowbank last night.

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Josh Taylor weighed in at 9st 13lbs - as did opponent Warren Joubert. Pic: Ian Georgeson

History beckons as Josh Taylor defends title at Meadowbank

If Meadowbank Stadium is to be demolished by the end of this year paving the way for new state-of-art facilities, Josh Taylor admits it would be a huge honour were he to be the last boxer to have won a major title at the iconic Capital venue.

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Jason Easton can't wait to get in the ring tomorrow night

City boxer Jason Easton plans to power past Meadowbank rival

Celtic super lightweight champion Jason Easton believes a longer training camp will help him thrill the Meadowbank crowd when he meets Hungarian Zoltan Szabo tomorrow night.

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Warren Joubert, centre, faces Josh Taylor, left, at Meadowbank on Friday night. Pic: ANDREW 0'BRIEN

Warren Joubert warns Josh Taylor: I’m here for your title

South Africa’s Warren Joubert insists he hasn’t travelled more than 8000 miles just to make up the numbers and fully intends on returning to the southern hemisphere as the new Commonwealth super lightweight champion.

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Lee McGregor in training

Lee McGregor stays in hunt for back-to-back titles

Meadowbank’s Scottish 56kg champion Lee McGregor remains on course to make it back-to-back national titles after securing his place in next month’s finals with a first-round stoppage of Greenock’s Garry Monkhouse.

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Josh Taylor has put his Commonwealth title on the line against Warren Joubert. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Terry McCormack: Josh Taylor will to win is stronger than ever

Boxing coach Terry McCormack believes Josh Taylor harbours such a will to win that even the prospect of losing at tiddlywinks would drive him around the bend.

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Josh Taylor will defend his Commonwealth super lightweight title

Win tickets to see Josh Taylor fight at Meadowbank

The Edinburgh Evening News has teamed up with Cyclone Promotions to offer readers the chance to win one of five pairs of £40 general admission tickets, and two pairs of £60 Outer Ringside tickets to the Josh Taylor v Warren Joubert Commonwealth super lightweight boxing title showdown at Meadowbank on Friday, March 24.

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Brian Forsyth

Brian Forsyth quits after narrow points defeat at Meadowbank

Brian Forsyth has revealed his Scottish super middleweight title loss to Rhys Pagan was his final bout as a professional boxer.

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Brian Forsyth, right, has been training hard

Brian Forsyth aims to prove he is worthy of headline status

Brian Forsyth says he hopes to prove his doubters wrong by bringing home the Scottish Area super middleweight title this weekend.

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Lee McGregor, left, alongside world champion Anthony Joshua at their base in Sheffield

Lee McGregor training with heavyweight Anthony Joshua

Scottish 56kg champion Lee McGregor has revealed how he has been preparing to retain his title next month by training alongside IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

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Lewis Benson fights Marek Laskowski at Meadownbank. Pic: TSPL

Lewis Benson keen to make up for lost time

Super lightweight boxer Lewis Benson says he is eager to make up for lost time when he contests his first competitive bout since October at Meadowbank on Saturday night.

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Lewis Paulin kicks off ‘big year’ with first victory of 2017

Edinburgh super-featherweight boxer Lewis Paulin says he is delighted to have kicked off a “big year” with a points victory over Englishman Andy Harris in Glasgow last Friday.

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Ken Buchanan demonstrates some exercises in 1971. Picture: Joe Steele

Funding page launched for Ken Buchanan statue

A PRESTIGIOUS civic award honouring the dedication of boxer Ken Buchanan and the renewed recognition of his sporting achievements has prompted a fresh drive for a statue in his honour.

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Stephen Simmons. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Back injury ends Stephen Simmons’ dream of a British Title

Edinburgh boxer Stephen Simmons has been forced to withdraw from his British cruiserweight title showdown against Craig Kennedy in Cardiff next weekend due to a back injury.

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Edinburgh cruiserweight Stephen Simmons. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Stephen Simmons delighted to be given British title shot

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons will fight undefeated Welshman Craig Kennedy for the British cruiserweight title in Cardiff next month.

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Praise from Barry McGuigan lifts Craig Easton

Craigmillar boxer Jason Easton says it means the world to him to be complimented by former WBA featherweight champion and Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan.

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Josh Taylor will be seeking his ninth consecutive victory since turning professional. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Joubert ‘coming to fight’ as Josh Taylor puts title on the line

Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan believes Josh Taylor will have his work cut out when he makes the first defence of his Commonwealth super-lightweight title against South African Warren Joubert at Meadowbank next month.

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