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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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Josh Taylor is the Commonwealth super lightweight champion

Josh Taylor: I hope MGM Grand fight will be first of many

Boxer Josh Taylor says he hopes next month’s fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is just the first of many for the Commonwealth super lightweight champion.

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Ken Buchanan will become the 10th recipient of the Edinburgh Award next year.

Ken Buchanan to become next recipient of 'Edinburgh Award'

One of Scotland’s all-time boxing greats is to follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Chris Hoy after being chosen to receive one of Edinburgh’s highest honours.
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Maureen Taylor and Siobhan Dodds, staff at Diane's Pool Hall, Edinburgh pose with Ken Buchanan. Picture: Toby Williams

Edinburgh trio take on skydive to raise cash for Ken Buchanan statue

THREE brave barmaids got to meet a boxing legend after they took on a charity skydive in his honour.

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Tommy Philbin was too strong for Kelvin Young. Pic: TSPL

Tommy Philbin delighted with first pro career stoppage

Edinburgh light heavyweight boxer Tommy Philbin registered the first stoppage of his professional career with victory over Kelvin Young at Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre.

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Thomas Dickson, left, will fight on Billy Joe Saunders undercard in Paisley on Saturday

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

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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