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No-show from coach was the final straw for Thomas Dickson

Edinburgh super-lightweight boxer Thomas Dickson has revealed he has severed ties with coach Jack Graham following his loss to Englishman Jordan Ellison at the end of October.

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John Thain has vowed to bounce back

John Thain rues timing of title fight – but proud of his efforts

Edinburgh boxer John Thain says not having more time to prepare cost him the chance of being crowned the new British welterweight champion.

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John Thain is due to fight Bradley Skeete in Essex tomorrow night. Pic: TSPL

No 2014 pain, no 2016 gain for title-bidding John Thain

Edinburgh boxer John Thain believes he wouldn’t be 12 rounds away from becoming British champion had he not endured back-to-back defeats in 2014.

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Jason Easton stopped Rhys Saunders at Meadowbank last month.  Pic: Ian Rutherford

Title win is just the start, says city boxer Jason Easton

New Celtic super-lightweight champion Jason Easton says he will need to hone his writing skills in wake of last month’s triumph at Meadowbank.

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John Thain to fight Skeete for the British Welterweight title

Edinburgh’s John Thain says he intends to keep the feelgood factor going around the city after it was announced he will box reigning champion Bradley Skeete for the British welterweight title.

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Thomas Dickson, left, attacks Jordan Ellison. Picture: Shabba Shafiq/SW33TSCIENCE

Thomas Dickson distraught as suffers first professional loss

Boxer Thomas Dickson admitted his preparation wasn’t right after suffering the first defeat of his professional career at Meadowbank on Saturday night.

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Josh Taylor's Twitter notifications haven't stopped since defeating Dave Ryan on Friday night. Pic: SNS

Josh Taylor overwhelmed by ‘mad’ reaction to title triumph

Last week’s Commonwealth super-lightweight triumph at Meadowbank has thrust Josh Taylor to the forefront of British boxing.

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Thomas Dickson fights Adrian Fuzesi at Meadowbank this Saturday. Pic: TSPL

Thomas Dickson trains with Livingston ahead of big fight

MGM lightweight boxer Thomas Dickson revealed he has been training with Livingston Football Club in preparation for Saturday’s fight with Hungarian Adrian Fuzesi at Meadowbank.

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Josh Taylor dominated Dave Ryan with a succession of shots to claim the Commonwealth super-lightweight title. Pic: Ian Rutherford

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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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 
celebrations.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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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