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Josh Taylor camp know how his important next fight is

Home is where the heart is for boxer Josh Taylor. He’s excelled in all four of his 11 professional contests staged here in the Capital and, if the 26-year-old had it his way, he wouldn’t need to venture anywhere outwith the EH postcode for the rest of his career.

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Lee McGregor did not take long to beat Stefan Sashov. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Lee McGregor dedicates first pro victory to his mum Elizabeth

Lee McGregor has dedicated the first victory of his professional career to his late mum, Elizabeth.

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Jason Easton puts Zahradnik under pressure

Jason Easton targets another belt after victory in 12 rounds

Jason Easton retained his IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title in style – and then immediately targeted another belt to add to his collection.

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Josh Taylor celebrates after knocking down Miguel Vazquez. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Analysis: What’s next for boxing sensation Josh Taylor?

After Josh Taylor’s tremendous victory over Mexican fighter Miguel Vazquez, we take a look at what could be next in the right for the 26-year-old ...

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Josh Taylor throws a left at Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Josh Taylor basks in Vazquez stoppage and mulls over next move

Josh Taylor has always maintained he never goes looking for the stoppage, but boy how satisfied must he be following his latest triumph.

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Josh Taylor (right) celebrates his win over Mexico's Miguel Vazquez to retain the WBC Super Lightweight title. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Undefeated Josh Taylor scores stunning win over Miguel Vazquez

Undefeated Josh Taylor claimed the biggest scalp of his professional career last night with a ninth-round stoppage of former world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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Experienced Mexican fighter Miguel Vazquez has won 39 of his 44 pro fights. Pic: SNS

Miguel Vazquez won’t take Josh Taylor lightly – but is plotting win

Although he is a former world champion with a wealth of experience, Miguel Vazquez says it would be foolish were he to underestimate the task he has in trying to overcome Josh Taylor.

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Shane McGuigan, left, and Barry McGuigan, right, are tipping their boxer, Jason Easton, to win

Jason Easton knocked out by the fans’ reaction at weigh-in

Jason Easton couldn’t quite believe the crowd in front of him when he weighed in ahead of the first defence of his IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title at the Royal Highland Centre tonight.

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Shane McGuigan, the trainer of Josh Taylor, has his man in great nick. Pic: SNS

Shane McGuigan: Josh Taylor can knock out Miguel Vazquez

Trainer Shane McGuigan believes Josh Taylor can be the first boxer to knock out Mexican Miguel Vazquez in 44 attempts at the Royal Highland Centre tomorrow night.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor reckons he is in ‘best shape of his life’

Josh Taylor admits he’s needed a 14-week camp to prepare for Miquel Vazquez – because he rates the Mexican that highly.

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Taylor eyeing world title but he’s still ‘Josh from the Pans’

JOSH TAYLOR embarked on a trip down memory lane as he made his way through the glass doors at the Omni Centre – only this time he was the star of the show.

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Maggie White and coach Kenny McCartney

Maggie White is Craigmillar’s first female Scottish novice champ

Maggie White has become Craigmillar Boxing Club’s first female Scottish novice champion.

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Josh Taylor glad to have Lee McGregor in Cyclone gym after duo’s exit

Josh Taylor admits the McGuigan gym has been a lot quieter of late following the recent departures of Irish duo Carl Frampton and Conrad Cummings.

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Lee McGregor, second left, was joined by trainer Shane McGuigan, left, Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan and new stablemate Josh Taylor as his move into the pro ranks was announced. Pic: Jon Savage

Lee McGregor explains call to join Cyclone and miss Gold Coast

Edinburgh boxer Lee McGregor has shunned the opportunity to represent his country at next year’s Commonwealth Games to sign professional terms with Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions.

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Unbeaten duo Stephen Tiffney and Lewis Paulin to fight in Paisley

Edinburgh super featherweight boxers Stephen Tiffney and Lewis Paulin will put their undefeated records on the line when they enter the ring at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre on Saturday, December 16.

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Jason Easton is IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight champion

Jason Easton to defend title against Czech fighter Josef Zahradnik

Edinburgh’s Jason Easton will make the first defence of his IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title against undefeated Czech champion Josef Zahradnik next month.

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Stephen Simmons lands a left hand on opponent Simon Barclay at Meadowbank. Pic: Paul Devlin/SNS

Stephen Simmons wins vacant IBF European title

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons has been crowned the new IBF European champion after a unanimous victory over Kettering’s Simon Barclay at a raucous Meadowbank last night.

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Lewis Benson

Capital boxer Lewis Benson glad to be back after freak injury

Edinburgh’s Lewis Benson has revealed how a freak injury suffered earlier this year left him fearing for his boxing career.

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Edinburghs Stephen Simmons, left, will fight Simon Barclay for the IBF European cruiserweight title at Meadowbank. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

World title hopes on line at Meadowbank – Stephen Simmons

Edinburgh boxer Stephen Simmons has admitted his world title dreams will be all but over if he fails to secure the IBF European cruiserweight title at Meadowbank on Friday night.

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Josh Taylor on his way to beating Ohara Davies

Josh Taylor’s win over Davies is ‘Sporting Moment of the Year’

Prestonpans boxer Josh Taylor’s seventh-round stoppage of Ohara Davies won “Sporting Moment of the Year” at the Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards in Edinburgh.

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