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Stephen Simmons calls on champ Matty Askin to accept title fight

Stephen Simmons has set his sights on a shot at the British cruiserweight title and is calling on current champion Matty Askin to duly accept his challenge.

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Jason Easton shows off his latest belt after winning a gruelling encounter with Steve Jamoye. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Jason Easton has ‘exciting’ fight in store after another title win

New IBO Inter-continental super lightweight champion Jason Easton revealed he has something “very exciting” in the pipeline – but refused to be drawn on what that might entail.

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Josh Taylor celebrates after defeating Ohara Davies. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Josh Taylor tells Ricky Burns ‘you’re next’ after dismantling Davies

Boxer Josh Taylor has revealed he is gunning for compatriot and former three-weight world champion Ricky Burns after dismantling Ohara Davies to add the WBC Silver belt to his Commonwealth title.

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Joy for Josh Taylor after his victory over Ohara Davies at Braehead. Picture: Andy O'Brien

Josh Taylor defeats Ohara Davies to win WBC Silver title

Josh Taylor is the new WBC Silver super lightweight champion after stopping Ohara Davies in the seventh round in their grudge bout at a raucous Braehead Arena last night.

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Josh Taylor goads Ohara Davies and says he’s starting to crack

Josh Taylor goads Ohara Davies and says he’s starting to crack

Boxer Josh Taylor believes the cracks are beginning to show on opponent Ohara Davies after the pair had to be pulled apart during the official weigh-in.

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Iain Trotter

Iain Trotter left pinching himself ahead of fourth pro fight

Haddington’s Iain Trotter described the build-up to his fourth fight as a professional boxer as a “surreal experience”.

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Stephen Simmons sleeps in spare room to prepare for fight

Stephen Simmons revealed he has been sleeping in the spare room in preparation for tonight’s cruiserweight duel with Poland’s Lukasz Rusiewicz at Braehead Arena.

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Ohara Davies

Ohara Davies ’looking forward to a burger more than Josh Taylor fight’

To describe boxer Ohara Davies as a loose cannon would be an understatement. As far as the press are concerned, the 25-year-old Londoner is just a gift that keeps on giving.

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Jason Easton insists hes feeling fitter than ever ahead of tomorrows fight

City boxer Jason Easton vows to have last laugh on Steve Jamoye

Celtic super lightweight champion Jason Easton believes opponent Steve Jamoye is playing a dangerous game by underestimating his ring credentials ahead of their IBO Intercontinental title bout tomorrow night.

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Josh Taylor is in great shape, according to trainer Shane McGuigan

Josh Taylor backed to leather ‘loudmouth’ Ohara Davies

Given the scathing criticism he has faced these past few weeks, you would be forgiven for assuming it was trainer Shane McGuigan and not Josh Taylor who is boxing Ohara Davies this weekend.

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Carl Frampton celebrates becoming the super-bantamweight world champion. Picture; Getty

Carl Frampton in Hearts jibe at Josh Taylor

Boxer Carl Frampton had poked fun at fellow boxer Josh Taylor over Kyle Lafferty signing for Hearts.

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Josh Taylor will defend his Commonwealth super-lightweight title at Braehead

The west is ready to go wild for Josh Taylor

Boxer Aston Brown believes Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor will be “welcomed with open arms” when he fights in Glasgow for the first time as a professional at Braehead Arena next weekend.

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Stephen Simmons

Edinburgh fighter Stephen Simmons added to Josh Taylor bill

Edinburgh cruiserweight Stephen Simmons is the latest name to be added to the undercard of Josh Taylor’s ‘Bad Blood’ showdown with Ohara Davies at Braehead Arena in Glasgow next Saturday.

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Lee McGregor reached the quarter-finals in Ukraine

Lee McGregor insists he’s ready to take on the world

Despite his disappointment at not returning from Ukraine with a European medal, Edinburgh boxer Lee McGregor insists he is now ready to take on the world.

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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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