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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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Stephen Simmons will now face Simon Barclay at Meadowbank

Stephen Simmons to fight for European title after Matty Askin call-off

Stephen Simmons’ British cruiserweight title fight against Matty Askin next month has been postponed after his opponent injured his shoulder in training.

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Josh Taylor and Miguel Vazquez will meet at Ingliston on November 11. 
Picture: Ian Georgeson

Miguel Vazquez sure Josh Taylor fight is a step to world title

Former IBF world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez says he is targeting a return to the top of the sport – but only after he’s inflicted the first professional defeat of Josh Taylor’s career.

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Jason Easton

Jason Easton joins Josh Taylor at McGuigan’s Cyclone stable

Edinburgh’s IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight champion Jason Easton has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions.

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Josh Taylor takes on Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre in November. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Josh Taylor: I’ll get my Las Vegas trip – but Vazquez first

Boxer Josh Taylor dreams of topping the bill in Las Vegas one day and even postponed a trip to the famous strip last month to build towards that goal.

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Josh Taylor and Barry McGuigan

McGuigan wants world title fight for Josh Taylor in 2018

Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan says he expects Josh Taylor to be knocking on the door of a world title shot in 2018.

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Barry McGuigan, right, and his fighter Josh Taylor in the background. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Barry McGuigan: Josh Taylor on cusp of world title fight

Barry McGuigan believes Josh Taylor is on a path to glory that will see him realise his dream of winning a world title within the next 12 months.

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Josh Taylor will fight in Edinburgh on Saturday, November 11. Pic: TSPL

Josh Taylor to fight Miguel Vazquez at Royal Highland Centre

Edinburgh’s WBC silver super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will defend his title against former IBF world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston on Saturday, November 11.

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Conor McGregor is to visit Glasgow for a meet-and-greet event. Picture: Getty Images

Conor McGregor to visit Scotland for ‘£100k meet-and-greet’

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor is set to travel to Scotland for a meet-and-greet event with fans in Glasgow.

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Former world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan

Boxing match planned to boost Ken Buchanan statue bid

Efforts to erect a statue to Edinburgh ring legend Ken Buchanan in the Capital have received a further boost.

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Robbers target ex-boxer Alex Arthur’s Edinburgh home

Robbers target ex-boxer Alex Arthur’s Edinburgh home

A former boxing world champion had his plush Edinburgh home targeted in a robbery bid.

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Lee McGregor remains on course to represent Scotland at next year's Commonwealth Games

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor bows out of World Championship

Edinburgh boxing talent Lee McGregor is out of the AIBA World Championships after losing his second-round bout to American Duke Ragan on points in Hamburg last night.

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Lee McGregor

World Championships: Lee McGregor gets up to win on points

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor is through to the second round of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg after beating Vanuatu’s Boe Warawara on a points decision.

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Lee McGregor begins his campaign in Hamburg tonight

Lee McGregor dreaming of World Boxing Championship glory

Edinburgh’s Lee McGregor admits he has endured some restless nights ahead of his first-round fight against Boe Warawara of Vanuatu at the World Boxing Championships in Hamburg tonight.

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Tommy Philbin, right, fights Rhys Pagan in October. Pic: TSPL

Tommy Philbin: I’ll be streets ahead of John McCallum

Undefeated boxer Tommy Philbin is adamant city rival John McCallum will have to look for an alternative opponent as he will be streets ahead of him after he’s won the super middleweight Celtic title in October.

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Stephen Simmons (left) and Matty Askin will fight on Friday, October 6. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Stephen Simmons: I’ll realise my dream against Matty Askin

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons says he will realise his dream when he fights current champion Matty Askin in his hometown for the British cruiserweight title at Meadowbank on Friday, October 6.

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John McCallum, left, has suffered a shoulder injury

John McCallum: I’m not running scared of Tommy Philbin

Edinburgh middleweight boxer John McCallum doesn’t fear Tommy Philbin and will happily fight his opponent before the end of the year when he is 100 per cent fit.

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Stephen Simmons, above, has got his wish of a crack at British champion Matty Askin

Stephen Simmons to fight for British title at Meadowbank

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons will fight for the British cruiserweight title against current belt holder Matty Askin at Meadowbank on Friday, October 6.

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Josh Taylor celebrates his win over Ohara Davies earlier this month. Pic: SNS

Alex Arthur dismisses chance of Josh Taylor-Ricky Burns fight

Alex ARTHUR has poured cold water on the prospect of Josh Taylor facing compatriot and former three-weight world champion Ricky Burns – because he thinks the Prestonpans puncher would “school him”.

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Stephen Simmons lands a blow on Lukasz Rusiewicz. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

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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