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Mission accomplished for John Thain

Welterweight John Thain showed little sign of rustiness as he swept aside Chris Jenkinson to register his first victory since October 2016.

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John Thain

John Thain feared he would never fight again

Edinburgh welterweight John Thain admits he began to wonder if he’d ever see the inside of a boxing ring again.

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Sean Spence was victorious at 64kg

Lochend boxing duo Sean Spence and Matty McHale claim British titles

Lochend Boxing Club’s Scottish champions Sean Spence (64kg) and Matty McHale (52kg) have added British titles to their CVs.

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Jason Easton, 26, has had his boxing licence revoked after he pled guilty to assault in court.

Edinburgh boxer stripped of licence after accepting assault charge

An Edinburgh boxer has said he is “ashamed and embarrassed” after having his licence revoked.

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Josh Taylor

Scottish boxing fans told to catch Josh Taylor ‘while they can’

Boxing legend Barry McGuigan is urging Scottish boxing fans to “catch Josh Taylor while they can” ahead of next month’s WBC world title eliminator with Ukraine’s Viktor Postol.

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Tommy Philbin

Tommy Philbin frustrated by lack of chances to progress career

Celtic super middleweight champion Tommy Philbin revealed he is becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunities to progress his career.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor putting in a treble spell at gym for Postol fight

Josh Taylor has revealed he is training three times a day in preparation for next month’s WBC super lightweight world title eliminator against Ukraine’s Viktor Postol.

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Viktor Postol and Josh Taylor will clash at Glasgow's Hydro on June 23.

Viktor Postol dismisses challenge posed to him by Josh Taylor

Boxer Viktor Postol says he hasn’t seen anything from Josh Taylor to suggest he is in danger of losing for just the second time in his career when the duo clash at the SSE Hydro next month.

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John McCallum

John McCallum excited after comeback win in Glenrothes

Boxer John McCallum is back with a bang after a convincing four-round victory over Latvian Jevgenijs Andrejevs in Glenrothes on Friday night.

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John McCallum, left, defeated Norbert Szekeres in his last fight. Picture Ian Rutherford

John McCallum out to prove critics wrong and relaunch career

Boxer John McCallum admits his career in the ring hasn’t quite gone according to plan.

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From left, Owen Paton, Nicole Stewart and Brad MacFarlane will fight at the British Junior Championships at Ravenscraig. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Meadowbank boxers defying the odds with British Champs trio

It has been a challenging few months for Meadowbank Boxing Club since the closure of the old stadium towards the end of last year.

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Ken Buchanan pictured at Lochend Gym / LA Fitness for feature on his boxing career detailed in his recently released book. Pic Greg Macvean.

Campaigners raise £13k in bid for Ken Buchanan statue

BOXING legends have punched a massive hole in the funding deficit for a statue of acclaimed boxer Ken Buchanan after a star-studded dinner raised more than £13,000.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor to fight Viktor Postol in world title eliminator

Edinburgh’s super lightweight Josh Taylor will face Ukrainian Viktor Postol in a WBC world title eliminator on Saturday, June 23, at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

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Boxer Ken Buchanan receives his Edinburgh award from Lord Provost Donald Wilson at The Edinburgh City Chambers

Boxing legends glove up to pay homage to Ken Buchanan

Boxing legends are to headline a special dinner to boost funds for a statue of acclaimed boxer Ken Buchanan.

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Bradley Welsh

Interview: Bradley Welsh - his mother’s son

AMATEUR boxing is everything to Bradley Welsh. Note the ‘amateur’. It’s important.

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Tommy Philbin

Tommy Philbin wants a quick return after cut hand counts him out

Edinburgh Celtic middleweight champion Tommy Philbin hopes to be back in the ring as soon as possible after a medical issue forced him to withdraw from his bout with Englishman Anthony Fox on Saturday night.

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Tommy Philbin, above, faces Englishman Anthony Fox

Tommy Philbin dreaming of British title shot ahead of Paisley bout

Celtic super middleweight champion Tommy Philbin is back in the ring tonight for the first time in 2018.

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Stephen Simmons retires with a professional record of 18 wins and three losses

Edinburgh fighter Stephen Simmons confirms retirement from boxing

Edinburgh boxer Stephen Simmons has officially announced he is retiring from the sport.

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Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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Matty McHale

Matty McHale wins gold in Scottish Amateur Championships

Lochend’s Matty McHale swapped last year’s silver medal for gold as he defeated Denniston’s Stephen Boyle to become the 2018 Scottish 56kg amateur boxing champion.

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