Hopkins, 46, becomes oldest man to win a boxing world title

AT THE age of 46, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to win a boxing world title on Saturday when he defeated Canadian Jean Pascal by unanimous decision to claim the WBC and IBO light-heavyweight belts.

Louise striking a blow for female fighters

As she thumps the hefty training bag that hangs from the ceiling of the draughty gym, Louise Mitchell looks every inch a boxer and nothing of a girl guide.

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Boxing: Appleby is tipped to secure a shot at world title glory

In an Evening News interview four years ago, then WBO super-featherweight champion Alex Arthur stated that Paul Appleby would be Edinburgh's next world title holder.

Willie Limond rides mexican wave

IT MAY have ended in sad defeat for Willie Limond, but for the best part of three rounds of their recent bout in Mexico City the Glasgow boxer bested one of the true greats of professional boxing.

Haye v Harrison: Pulling no punches

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Martin Hannan: Scots boxing's new poster boy is making all the right moves

That boxing can be a form of painful chess was explained by Scotland's newest world professional champion Ricky Burns and his trainer Billy Nelson when they announced the Coatbridge boxer's first defence of his WBO super-featherweight title.

Obituary: Danny McKay, boxer

• Danny McKay, boxer. Born: 1921 in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Died: 5 October, 2010, in Edinburgh, aged 89.

Boxing: Appleby sees off challenge of Coveney

SOUTH Queensferry's ex-British featherweight champion boxer Paul Appleby blasted West Ham's Mick Coveney out in the fourth round of theirscheduled eight-round bout at London's Grosvenor Hotel.

David Haye fires bitter tirade as Harrison fight sealed

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye announced his next title defence against Audley Harrison yesterday before lashing out at his bitter rival with a string of insults.

Craig McEwan battles to victory in toughest fight of his career

Unbeaten Scottish boxer Craig McEwan had to battle hard to a ten-round majority verdict win over tough Californian veteran Danny Perez at the Pechanga Casino, Temecula, California.

Top promoter slams female boxing at Olympics

SCOTLAND'S most experienced boxing promoter has hit out at the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympic Games.

Boxing: Chagaev replaces Haye in Klitschko clash

WORLD heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko will fight Ruslan Chagaev in Germany on 20 June after Briton David Haye was forced to pull out injured.

Boxing: Alex Arthur glad to be given June comeback date

ALEX ARTHUR is delighted his long-awaited ring comeback has been confirmed – but Edinburgh's former British, European and WBO super-featherweight champion admitted frustration that his opponent is as yet unknown.

Hatton's pending retirement gets family support

Ricky Hatton's father will leave it up to his son to decide whether to retire after the Manchester fighter's comprehensive defeat to Manny Pacquiao this morning.

Pacquiao floors Hatton in Vegas

Ricky Hatton's reign as light-welterweight world champion was brought to a brutal end on Sunday morning as Manny Pacquiao delivered a stunning second round knockout.

Froch win could propel him into the big time, says trainer

TRAINER Robert McCracken believes WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch can make the move into boxing's elite with victory over Jermain Taylor on Friday. Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) faces former undisputed world middleweight champion Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs) at the MGM Grand Theatre in Ledyard in Connecticut in his first defence since winning the vacant title by out-pointing Jean Pascal in an unanimous decision in his hometown of Nottingham last November.

Martin Hannan: Keener, meaner and leaner: Ricky Hatton is fired up

THERE'S AN almost mythical creature in boxing, the holder of a title that does not formally exist but is arrived at by public acclamation and the critical judgment of pugilists and pundits. The best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is the man judged by most people to be capable of beating anyone else if all weights were level.

Boxing: Moffat hailed top golden boy

SCOTTISH international amateur boxing team manager Tom Brown has hailed Midlothian club youth flyweight Dylan Moffat for his gold-medal winning performance in Tampere, Finland, writes BRIAN DONALD.

Boxing: Haye okay to face Klitschko in Germany

DAVID HAYE'S camp have offered to switch his proposed fight against WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to Germany after the prospects of holding it in London faded.

Boxing legend Ken Buchanan forced to sell his championship belts

BOXING legend Ken Buchanan has been forced to sell all the championship belts he won during his glittering career.

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