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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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Matty McHale fights for the 56kg title

Lochend boxers in hunt for medals at Scottish Amateur Championships

Lochend fly the flag for Edinburgh and the Lothians at the Scottish Amateur Boxing Championships finals this weekend.

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Stephen Simmons writhes in agony after a body shot from Matty Askin, below

Brutal body shot ends Stephen Simmons’ British title dream

Stephen Simmons’ bid to become the first Scot crowned British cruiserweight champion went out like a light as he was stopped by reigning champion Matty Askin in the second round at London’s York Hall.

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Stephen Simmons, right, faces up to Matty Askin. Former world champion David Haye, centre, has irked the Capital man in the build-up

Stephen Simmons aims to make history – then hang up gloves

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons is determined to bring the curtain down on his boxing career by becoming British cruiserweight champion.

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Reehan Ali is part of a Royal Navy team aiming to wrestle the Combined Services title away from the army

Edinburgh boxer Reehan Ali part of Royal Navy championships team

HE’S more used to bobbing and weaving upon the high seas in his job helping patrol the world’s oceans.

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Jason Easton receives oxygen after being knocked down by England's Glenn Foot

Jason Easton hospitalised after receiving oxygen after defeat

Jason Easton suffered the first defeat of his professional career as he was stopped late in the 11th round by Englishman Glenn Foot.

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Lee McGregor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Pablo Narvaez

Lee McGregor barely breaks into a sweat in second-round win

Edinburgh bantamweight Lee McGregor barely broke sweat as he eased to his third straight win as a professional at the SSE Hydro.

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Josh Taylor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Winston Campos

Barry McGuigan wants world title eliminator for Josh Taylor

Cyclone Promotions manager Barry McGuigan’s assertion this weekend that Josh Taylor is one of the best fighters in the world is expected to raise a few eyebrows.

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Scotland's Josh Taylor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Winston Campos. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Josh Taylor defeats Winston Campos in third to retain belt

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor made a successful second defence of his WBC Silver super lightweight belt against Winston Campos at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

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Jason Easton is the current IBO Intercontinental and Celtic super lightweight champion

Jason Easton ready to put Foot down in title bout

Jason Easton is ready to show opponent Glenn Foot why he is the higher-ranked boxer in Britain when the duo compete for the vacant Commonwealth super lightweight title tonight

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Josh Taylor enjoys a laugh with Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan ahead of tonight's fight with Winston Campos, right

Josh Taylor to use amateur experience against Winston Campos

Josh Taylor admits the late call-off by Mexican Humberto Soto has been far from ideal. However, the Prestonpans puncher insists his top amateur pedigree has prepared him well for this kind of scenario.

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Josh Taylor and Winston Campos have words ahead of tomorrow night's bout at the SSE Hydro

Street fighter Winston Campos to show true grit against Josh Taylor

WBC Silver super lightweight challenger Winston Campos insists fighting on the streets of Nicaragua has prepared him well for his bout at the SSE Hydro with Prestonpans’ Josh Taylor.

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Josh Taylor faces a new challenge after Humberto Soto, right, was injured in sparring

Josh Taylor to face new opponent after Soto pulls out

Josh Taylor has a new opponent for the second defence of his WBC Silver super-lightweight title this weekend after Humberto Soto pulled out.

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