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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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Jason Easton puts Zahradnik under pressure

Jason Easton targets another belt after victory in 12 rounds

Jason Easton retained his IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title in style – and then immediately targeted another belt to add to his collection.

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Josh Taylor celebrates after knocking down Miguel Vazquez. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Analysis: What’s next for boxing sensation Josh Taylor?

After Josh Taylor’s tremendous victory over Mexican fighter Miguel Vazquez, we take a look at what could be next in the right for the 26-year-old ...

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Josh Taylor throws a left at Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Josh Taylor basks in Vazquez stoppage and mulls over next move

Josh Taylor has always maintained he never goes looking for the stoppage, but boy how satisfied must he be following his latest triumph.

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Josh Taylor (right) celebrates his win over Mexico's Miguel Vazquez to retain the WBC Super Lightweight title. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Undefeated Josh Taylor scores stunning win over Miguel Vazquez

Undefeated Josh Taylor claimed the biggest scalp of his professional career last night with a ninth-round stoppage of former world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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Experienced Mexican fighter Miguel Vazquez has won 39 of his 44 pro fights. Pic: SNS

Miguel Vazquez won’t take Josh Taylor lightly – but is plotting win

Although he is a former world champion with a wealth of experience, Miguel Vazquez says it would be foolish were he to underestimate the task he has in trying to overcome Josh Taylor.

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Shane McGuigan, left, and Barry McGuigan, right, are tipping their boxer, Jason Easton, to win

Jason Easton knocked out by the fans’ reaction at weigh-in

Jason Easton couldn’t quite believe the crowd in front of him when he weighed in ahead of the first defence of his IBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title at the Royal Highland Centre tonight.

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Shane McGuigan, the trainer of Josh Taylor, has his man in great nick. Pic: SNS

Shane McGuigan: Josh Taylor can knock out Miguel Vazquez

Trainer Shane McGuigan believes Josh Taylor can be the first boxer to knock out Mexican Miguel Vazquez in 44 attempts at the Royal Highland Centre tomorrow night.

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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor reckons he is in ‘best shape of his life’

Josh Taylor admits he’s needed a 14-week camp to prepare for Miquel Vazquez – because he rates the Mexican that highly.

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