ANALYSIS: Josh Taylor silenced doubters – world is at his feet

All the talk in the build-up to Friday night’s Commonwealth super-lightweight showdown had been firmly on whether a fight of this magnitude was a bridge too far for professional novice Josh Taylor.

Lee McGregor impressed in Finland. Pic: TSPL

Lee McGregor takes silver medal at Tammer Tournament

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor won silver for Scotland at the prestigious Tammer Tournament in Tampere, Finland, yesterday.

Josh Taylor celebrates after stopping Ryan in the 5th round.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor puts on champion show to stop Dave Ryan

EDINBURGH’S Josh Taylor proved he has what it takes to make it to the very top with a sensational fifth-round stoppage over Dave Ryan last night to become the new Commonwealth super-lightweight champion.

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Josh Taylor, left, takes on Dave Ryan at Meadowbank tonight

Josh Taylor: I feel like a kid at Christmas

Josh Taylor woke up this morning like “a kid at Christmas”.

Jason Easton fights Rhys Saunders for the vacant Celtic Super Lightweight title. Pic: TSPL

Easton and McCallum out to shine on Taylor undercard

Jason Easton says he intends to make it the perfect one-two for Edinburgh tonight as he closes in on his maiden professional title with victory over Welshman Rhys Saunders.

Clifton Mitchell, right, goes on the offensive at Josh Taylor's trainer Barry McGuigan as his own boxer, Dave Ryan, looks on. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Promoter tries to get under Josh Taylor’s skin with bizarre rant

As far as pre-fight press conferences go, this one had everything you’d expect. Both Josh Taylor and opponent Dave Ryan appeared in front of a well-populated function room at the Malmaison hotel in Leith oozing confidence that they will leave Meadowbank on Friday night as the new Commonwealth super-lightweight champion.

Josh Taylor with his mum Diane ahead of Friday's big fight. Pic: Greg Macvean

Josh Taylor’s mum Diane is so proud ... and so nervous

If Josh Taylor is to be presented as the new Commonwealth super-lightweight champion at Meadowbank on Friday night, he’ll hope mum Diane has plucked up enough courage to turn around to join in the 

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Scary swans and cash-machine mishaps: A-Z with Josh Taylor

Capital boxer Josh Taylor tackles Dave Ryan for the Commonwealth super-lightweight title at Meadowbank this Friday night. Neil McGlade caught up with Josh ahead of the biggest test of his fledgling career to discuss his dieting woes, his dislike for swans and his cash-machine mishaps ...

Stephen Simmons is keen to get back into the ring by December

Stephen Simmons: German judge and ref cost me win in Hamburg

Boxer Stephen Simmons insists he belongs at the top table of the cruiserweight division despite his controversial defeat to Germany’s Noel Gevor in Hamburg on Friday night.

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Stephen Simmons loses split decision in Germany

Edinburgh MGM boxer Stephen Simmons lost out on a split decision in his WBO International cruiserweight title fight with German Noel Gevor in Hamburg.

Josh Taylor works out with trainer Shane McGuigan

Rapport between Josh Taylor and trainer McGuigan paying dividends

With a stable of boxers including two-weight world champions Carl Frampton and David Haye, it’s easy to see why trainer Shane McGuigan is considered one of the best in the business.

Josh Taylor fights Dave Ryan for the Commonwealth title next Friday

Barry McGuigan: We want Taylor v Burns within next year

Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan says he hopes to be able to tie up a fight between Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor and compatriot Ricky Burns within the next year.

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WBO title fight is goal for Stephen Simmons

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons believes fate has brought him the opportunity to stake his claim for a shot at the WBO world cruiserweight title.

Dave Ryan says he'll take Josh Taylor to places he's never been before. Pic: TSPL

Dave Ryan: I’ll beat Josh Taylor and add to sister’s success

Derby boxer Dave Ryan says he hopes to round off the perfect month for his family by winning back his Commonwealth super-lightweight belt when he boxes Josh Taylor at Meadowbank next Friday.


Competition: Win tickets to Josh Taylor’s title fight

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 Dave Ryan Commonwealth super-lightweight boxing title showdown at Meadowbank on Friday, October 21.

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Lewis Paulin makes it seven wins out of seven

Featherweight boxer Lewis Paulin made it seven victories from as many fights on Friday night with a convincing win against Adrian Fuzesi at the SSE Hydro.

Undefeated pro boxer Lewis Paulin takes on Adrian Fuzesi in Glasgow tonight. Pic: SNS

Lewis Paulin hopes Sky’s the limit on Ricky Burns undercard

Capital featherweight Lewis Paulin says he is hoping to take his boxing to a whole new level tonight.

Carl Frampton believes Taylors style his similar to that of Pacquiao

Carl Frampton: Josh Taylor is Scotland’s Manny Pacquiao

Edinburgh boxer Josh Taylor has never been short of compliments being put his way. But that expectation has just been cranked up a notch by two-weight division world champion and stable-mate Carl Frampton, who has described Taylor as a “Scottish Manny Pacquiao”.

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‘Dark cloud’ hangs over John Thain’s win

Despite his British title eliminator victory over Liverpool’s Nathan Brough on Saturday night, Edinburgh boxer John Thain admitted there was a dark cloud hanging over his triumph in wake of compatriot Mike Towell’s death.

Boxer Mike Towell died after a bout last week.

Mike Towell appeal smashes fundraising target of £20k

An appeal set up by former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton to raise money for the family of a Scottish fighter who died following a bout has smashed its target.

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