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Lee McGregor beaten in last eight of European Championships

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor crashed out of the European Boxing Championships’ quarter-finals in Ukraine after an unanimous defeat by home favourite Mykola Butsenko.

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Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Irvine Welsh backs call for a Ken Buchanan statue

Efforts to create a permanent tribute to boxing great Ken Buchanan in Edinburgh have received a boost.

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Craig Morgan has won multiple Scottish age group titles

Lochend ace Craig Morgan can’t wait for Commonwealth Youth Games

Given he was unable to box for 15 months, the selection of Lochend’s Craig Morgan for next month’s Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas is even more remarkable.

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Jason Easton knocks down Zoltan Szabo

Jason Easton to fight for IBO Intercontinental title

Edinburgh’s Celtic super-lightweight champion Jason Easton will box Belgian Steve Jamoye for the vacant IBO Intercontinental title at Braehead Arena next month.

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Josh Taylor, Barry McGuigan, and Ohara Davies. Pic: SNS

McGuigan: Josh’s class will prevail

Despite his acknowledgement that Ohara Davies is a world class boxer, Cyclone Promotions manager Barry McGuigan insists Josh Taylor will prove he is just too good for him.

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John McCallum and Tommy Philbin will fight at Meadowbank. Pic: SNS

Tommy Philbin and John McCallum to fight in October

New British light heavyweight challenge champion Tommy Philbin will box Capital rival John McCallum for the Celtic super middleweight title at Meadowbank in October, it has been confirmed.

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Tommy Philbin turns away to celebrate after defeating Carl Wild

Philbin left hungry for more after walk on the wild side

New British light heavyweight challenge champion Tommy Philbin says he wants to tear up the super middleweight division and is already targeting a second professional title.

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Iain Trotter

Iain Trotter aims to prove turning pro was the right choice

Haddington middleweight boxer Iain Trotter says the differences in the professional set-up to that of an amateur is like night and day.

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Tommy Philbin, right, will now box Carl Wild for the 
British Challenge belt, instead of Carl Quigley for the Scottish title

Tommy Philbin: I’ve scared Scott Quigley off

Undefeated MTK boxer Tommy Philbin says he was left distraught after his Scottish light-heavyweight title showdown with Grant Quigley was postponed.

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Ohara Davies will put his WBC Silver Belt title on the line when he squares up against Taylor at Braehead Arena on July 8

Ohara Davies vows to let fists do talking against Josh Taylor

Ohara Davies has refuted suggestions he has been instructed by Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to tone down his antics ahead of this summer’s showdown with Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor.

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Josh Taylor tries to remove Ohara Davies sunglasses as the two boxers meet in Glasgow. Pic: SNS

Josh Taylor not fooled by Ohara Davies’ shady act

The tension had been brewing for weeks, but when Josh Taylor and Ohara Davies finally came face to face with one another, it was something of a damp squib.

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Competition: Win tickets to see top boxing at Meadowbank

The Edinburgh Evening News has teamed up with MTK Scotland to offer readers the chance to win one of five pairs of £40 general admission tickets to ‘Capital Showdown’ at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday, June 3.

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Lee McGregor

British champ Lee McGregor out to honour mum with Euro medal

British 56kg boxing champion Lee McGregor says the recent death of his mother can inspire him to gold at this summer’s European Championships in Ukraine.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor versus Ohara Davies is confirmed

JOSH TAYLOR will fight Ohara Davies for the WBC Silver light welterweight title at the Braehead Arena, it has been announced.

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Stephen Simmons wants to fit in as many bouts as he can in the next two years

City boxer Stephen Simmons ready to put troubles behind him

Edinburgh boxer Stephen Simmons has revealed he was on the brink of calling it quits when he felt at his lowest ebb earlier this year.

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Lee McGregor reckons he landed his best punch ever in Cardiff. Pic: Greg Macvean

Lee McGregor wins UK title as close mate Jason Cummings watches on

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor has successfully defended his Elite British 56kg title with a points victory over Englishman Louie Lynn in Cardiff.

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Lee McGregor: British crown can propel me towards Olympics

Lee McGregor: British crown can propel me towards Olympics

Rising boxing star Lee McGregor believes a third British title success in Cardiff this weekend will leave him in a position to challenge for an Olympic Games berth in Tokyo in three years time.

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Lee McGregor

Lee McGregor retains Belgrade Winners title in Serbia

Scottish 56kg champion and Meadowbank amateur Lee McGregor successfully defended his Belgrade Winners title in the Serbian capital last night.

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Lee McGregor

Belgrade is latest stop as Lee McGregor aims for Gold Coast

This weekend’s Belgrade Winners Tournament represents just the beginning of a busy couple of months for Scottish 56kg boxing champion Lee McGregor.

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Lewis Paulin on his way to victory over Luke Fash

Lewis Paulin aims to build on first stoppage success

Edinburgh featherweight boxer Lewis Paulin says he is pleased to have the monkey of his back having secured the first stoppage of his professional career at the SSE Hydro.

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