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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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Josh Taylor claimed the Commonwealth super lightweight belt at Meadowbank last October, beating Dave Ryan

Josh Taylor to face Warren Joubert at Meadowbank next month

Josh Taylor will make the first defence of his Commonwealth super lightweight title against South African Warren Joubert at Meadowbank on Friday, March 24.

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Josh Taylor says he would have given Alfonso Olvera a pasting if he had been at his best

Josh Taylor aims to show Vegas critics how good he can be

Edinburgh boxer Josh Taylor is first to admit he was far from his best despite registering his eighth consecutive win at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last weekend.

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Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Capital boxing icon sets legacy in stone

He is considered to be the greatest British boxer ever and now he will forever remain part of the city he proudly calls home.

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Josh Taylor connects with a punch on Alfonso Olvera. Picture: Getty Images

Ken Buchanan tips Josh Taylor to beat Ricky Burns

Edinburgh’s former undisputed world lightweight boxing champion Ken Buchanan believes Josh Taylor would overcome compatriot Ricky Burns should the pair face off against one another later this year.

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Josh Taylor won the Commonwealth super lightweight title at Meadowbank in October

Boxer Josh Taylor set to defend title at Meadowbank

Josh Taylor is set to make the first defence of his Commonwealth super lightweight title at Meadowbank next month.

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Josh Taylor, left, goes on the attack against Olvera

Josh Taylor can’t wait to do Vegas again after victory

Josh Taylor kept his undefeated record in tact with a unanimous points victory over Mexican Alfonso Olvera at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Josh Taylor will fight at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning

Josh Taylor aims to put on show for Showtime viewers

Boxing in America holds little fear for Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor.

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Josh Taylor has won a big following in Scotland and is gaining fans in the US

Josh Taylor 'won’t be dazzled by bright lights of Vegas'

As the only Scottish boxer to have fought under the bright lights of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Craig McEwan can appreciate the emotions consuming compatriot Josh Taylor’s mind.

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Stephen Tiffney

Stephen Tiffney back with a bang with a second-round KO

Super-featherweight boxer Stephen Tiffney says his second-round knockout win over Hungary’s Norbert Kalucza was the perfect way to kick start 2017.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor to fight Olvera at MGM Grand

LOTHIANS boxer Josh Taylor will fight against Alfonzo Olvera at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas next Saturday on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s world title defence.

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Stephen Tiffney in action against Joe Beenen. Pic: TSPL

Stephen Tiffney: I can overcome ring rust against Kalucza

Super-featherweight boxer Stephen Tiffney says he expects the toughest bout of his professional career tonight at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

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Josh Taylor, left, with his team and Carl Frampton, third right, in Vegas. Taylor will fight on Framptons undercard next weekend

Josh Taylor not gambling ahead of debut in Las Vegas

“It’s just like being on the beach in Prestonpans before jumping into the sea,” was the analogy Josh Taylor used in reference to the gruelling ice baths he’s been subjected to ahead of his boxing debut in Las Vegas next weekend.

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Benny Lynch after a fight at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow in 1937.

Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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Sunshine on Lennox: Lennox Lewis praises Hibs’ Scottish Cup win

In a bizarre Twitter conversation, Lennox Lewis praised David Gray and Hibs’ Scottish Cup win.

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Tommy Philbin, pictured, expects a 'great fight' against Grant Quigley

Tommy Philbin aims to drop Grant Quigley – then weight

Undefeated Edinburgh boxer Tommy Philbin revealed he intends to drop to super-middleweight this year – but only after he’s won the Scottish light-heavyweight title first.

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Lewis Benson, left, and Jason Easton (pictured in 2015) are two of Edinburghs most talented pro fighters and go back a long way. Pic: TSPL

Lewis Benson and Jason Easton ready to renew boxing rivalry

Undefeated Edinburgh super lightweight boxers Jason Easton and Lewis Benson are set to renew their rivalry in the ring next year.

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Stephen Tiffney

Stephen Tiffney fight KO’d after he admits having asthma

Stephen Tiffney has revealed he was forbidden from boxing in Glasgow on Sunday night after his medical report failed to satisfy officials at the British Boxing Board of Control.

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Stephen Tiffney, above, faces Polands Damian Lawniczak in a four-round bout on Sunday

Boxer Stephen Tiffney aiming to end difficult 2016 on a high

Super-featherweight boxer Stephen Tiffney hopes to end the year on a high having endured a torturous time of late.

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