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Josh Taylor faces new opponent for his WBC belt

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Kevin Gore plans to donate the sales from his CD towards a statue. Pic: Bill Henry

Edinburgh singer Kevin Gore in fundraise drive for boxer statue

A LOCAL musician has lent his voice to a campaign to honour ring legend Ken Buchanan with a tribute song.

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Josh Taylor is targeting a word title in 2018

Tyson Fury tips Josh Taylor as best British boxing prospect

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes Prestonpans star Josh Taylor is the most promising boxer in Britain.

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Josh Taylor has spoken out about being seriously injured after being struck with a golf club as a child, Picture: John Devllin

Lothian boxer ‘almost died’ in golf club horror as a child

A boxer set to challenge for a world title this year has spoken out about coming close to death as a young boy when his cousin accidentally thumped him with a golf club.

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Capital boxer Lee McGregor pictured with his manager Barry McGuigan. Pic: SNS

Lee McGregor glued to fights of his manager Barry McGuigan

Boxer Lee McGregor revealed he has scoured the internet to watch videos of manager and former WBA world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan.

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Three-weight former world champion Humberto Soto

Humberto Soto: I don’t know anything about Josh Taylor

Mexico’s Humberto Soto insists he will step into the unknown as he attempts to inflict a first defeat on Prestonpans boxer Josh Taylor.

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Josh Taylor and manager Barry McGuigan announce the March 3 fight with Humberto Soto, right, at the SSE Hydro

Josh Taylor targets world title – but first must see off Soto

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor is on course to become a world boxing champion this summer.

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Jason Easton: Taylor’s old title will be staying in Capital

Jason Easton: Taylor’s old title will be staying in Capital

Undefeated Jason Easton is glad that Josh Taylor has chosen to vacate his Commonwealth super lightweight title – but is adamant that the belt will be staying in Edinburgh.

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Josh Taylor's next fight will be in March. Pic: TSPL

Josh Taylor to fight Humberto Soto in Glasgow

Josh Taylor’s next fight will be in March against former two-weight world champion Humberto Soto.

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Stephen Simmons plans to quit boxing at the end of the year. Pic: TSPL

Stephen Simmons plans to bow out of boxing on a high

Stephen Simmons has revealed that 2018 is likely to be his last as a professional boxer.

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Tommy Philbin

Tommy Philbin explains switch from Billy Nelson to Terry McCormack

Celtic middleweight champion Tommy Philbin has parted ways with coach Billy Nelson to team up with former mentor Terry McCormack.

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Lewis Paulin with some of his team

Lewis Paulin wins Scottish title and says ‘justice was done’

New Scottish featherweight champion Lewis Paulin insists justice was done as he unanimously defeated Stephen Tiffney to secure the first professional title of his career.

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Lewis Paulin would claim the title belt if he prevails in Paisley tonight but the weigh-in fiasco has left a bitter taste

Lewis Paulin furious as Stephen Tiffney fails to make title weight

Lewis Paulin’s Scottish featherweight title showdown with Stephen Tiffney was thrown into turmoil last night after the latter failed to make the championship weight.

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Matty McHale shows off his trophy. Pic: Lochend ABC

New British champion Matty McHale tipped to do ‘big things’ in boxing

Lochend Boxing Club coach Terry McCormack believes new British 52kg champion Matty McHale is destined for “big things” in the sport.

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Lee McGregor defeated Kamil Jaworek after two rounds in Leicester. Pic: SNS

Lee McGregor pleased as he easily racks up second pro victory

Bantamweight Lee McGregor made short work of Kamil Jaworek as the Edinburgh youngster secured his second victory of his professional career at the Leicester Arena on Saturday night.

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Lee McGregor fights Polish boxer Kamil Jaworek in Leicester on Saturday. Pic: TSPL

Lee McGregor: I’m in win-win situation ahead of second pro fight

Lee McGregor insists he is in a win-win situation ahead of his second professional bout at the Leicester Arena tomorrow night.

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Elise Christie became the first European woman to win the 1,000m, 1500m and overall gold at the World Championships in Rotterdam in March. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Anthony Joshua favourite for SPOTY with Elise Christie nominated

Livingston speed skater Elise Christie has been nominated for the for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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Josh Taylor, right, shakes hands with Miguel Vazquez. Shane McGuigan is between them

Josh Taylor camp know how his important next fight is

Home is where the heart is for boxer Josh Taylor. He’s excelled in all four of his 11 professional contests staged here in the Capital and, if the 26-year-old had it his way, he wouldn’t need to venture anywhere outwith the EH postcode for the rest of his career.

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Lee McGregor did not take long to beat Stefan Sashov. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Lee McGregor dedicates first pro victory to his mum Elizabeth

Lee McGregor has dedicated the first victory of his professional career to his late mum, Elizabeth.

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