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Britain’s Anthony Joshua is heavyweight champions of the world

Anthony Joshua heralded the start of a new era of heavyweight boxing by dramatically knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in 11 rounds.

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Anthony Joshua, left, and Wladimir Klitschko face each other during the weigh-in. Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Anthony Joshua has destiny in his hands at Wembley

Anthony Joshua is the millennial alpha male, towering above those who would be him, shoulders like a motorway bridge, arms made of oak.

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Wladimir Klitschko holds up a USB stick he said he's recorded his fight prediction on during a press conference with Anthony Joshua. Picture: AP

Wladimir Klitschko plays mind games with Anthony Joshua

Wladimir Klitschko intensified his mind games with Anthony Joshua ahead of Saturday’s world heavyweight title fight by revealing he has already recorded his prediction of the outcome.

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Boxing promoter Tommy Gilmour, pictured at iconic Glasgow boxing venue the Kelvin Hall, is set to step away from the ringside. Picture: John Devlin

Glove affair ends as boxing promoter Tommy Gilmour retires

Tommy Gilmour says he feared no-one and respected everybody during a career dedicated to the promotion of boxing.

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15/04/17 UNIFIED SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
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Ricky Burns will ‘come again’ after losing to Julius Indongo

Ricky Burns hinted that he would continue boxing after losing his WBA super-lightweight belt to Julius 
Indongo in a unification clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on 
Saturday night.

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Ricky Burns will meet Julius Indongo at the SSE Hydro. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Ricky Burns’ opponent Julius Indongo calls for fair scoring

Julius Indongo’s camp have stoked up the tension ahead of tonight’s world title unification fight with Ricky Burns by accusing the Scot of benefiting from home-town decisions.

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Ricky Burns trains during a public workout at the St Enoch Centre, Glasgow, yesterday.

I’ll show Indongo I’m not the retiring type says Ricky Burns

Ricky Burns intends to show Julius Indongo he is not the retiring type when they clash in their super-lightweight unification fight on Saturday night.

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Jordan Coe, 20, from Falkirk a Thai boxer who has died suddenly in Thailand. Picture: Contributed

Tributes pour in for Scots Thai boxer who dies from heatstroke

Tributes have poured in from all over the world for a popular Scottish Muay Thai boxer who is understood to have died from heatstroke.

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Edinburgh's Josh Taylor successfully defended his Commonwealth title at Meadowbank. Picture: Andy O'Brien

Cut head likely to deny Josh Taylor a ring return in May

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor is confident the big fights will continue to come his way having successfully defended his Commonwealth super lightweight title at Meadowbank.

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Josh Taylor retained his Commonwealth super lightweight title. Pictures: Andrew O'Brien

Severe cut can’t stop Josh Taylor as he stops ‘Warrior’ Joubert

Josh Taylor produced another masterclass as he successfully defended his Commonwealth super lightweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of Warren Joubert at Meadowbank last night.

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Josh Taylor weighs in ahead of his bout with Warren Joubert. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Josh Taylor must blast way to clash with Ricky Burns – McGuigan

Former WBA featherweight champion Barry McGuigan has told Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor he will only get a crack at Scotland’s first-ever three-weight world champion Ricky Burns if he continues to blow the opposition out of the ring.

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Edinburgh boxer Josh Taylor, left, will defend his Commonwealth Super Lightweight title at Meadowbank this weekend against South African Warren Joubert, right. Taylor's manager is Barry McGuigan, centre. Picture: Andy O'Brien

Modest Josh Taylor blinks in the media spotlight

Edinburgh’s Commonwealth super lightweight champion Josh Taylor has revealed he is still trying to get to grips with being under the spotlight of the media.

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Josh Taylor will fight Warren Joubert at Meadowbank on 24 March. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Josh Taylor: Meadowbank trumps Las Vegas for atmosphere

Despite having secured victory on his maiden trip to Las Vegas last month, boxer Josh Taylor says it didn’t come remotely close to matching the love affair he has with Meadowbank.

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Josh Taylor lands a right jab on the jaw of Mexican opponent Alfonso Olvera. Picture: Getty.

Josh Taylor’s unbeaten run goes on with defeat of Alfonso Olvera

Edinburgh boxer Josh 
Taylor is hoping his maiden victory in Las Vegas is just the first of many as he stretched his unbeaten run to eight with a unanimous points win over Mexican Alfonso Olvera.

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Edinburgh's Josh Taylor is set to take on Alfonso Olvera in Las Vegas. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scot Josh Taylor snubs the bright lights ahead of Vegas bout

Despite a luxury panoramic view overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard from his MGM Grand hotel room, it would be wrong to assume boxer Josh Taylor is living life to its fullest.

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Benny Lynch after a fight at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow in 1937.

Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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Badou Jack celebrates after knocking down James DeGale during the 12th round  in New York. Picture: AP.

James DeGale’s big bout hopes felled in draw with Badou Jack

James DeGale has blown his chance of a stadium-filling showdown with domestic rival Callum Smith after scraping a majority draw against Badou Jack at the Barclays Center in New York on Saturday night.

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Ricky Burns beat Michele Di Rocco in May to win the WBA world super-lightweight title. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Date fixed for Ricky Burns’ world title unification fight

Ricky Burns’ fight against the unbeaten Namibian Julius Indongo in a WBA and IBF light-welterweight unification clash at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro has been confirmed for 15 April.

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Ricky Burns, whose last fight was in October, will next enter the ring in April at the Hydro in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Ricky Burns lands Hydro unification fight against Namibian

Ricky Burns is to fight Namibian boxer Julius Indongo at the Hydro in Glasgow in April.

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Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, holds up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it will take him to knock out Henry Cooper in 1963.  Picture: Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images

Farewell to Ali, Cruyff and Palmer - sport’s swashbucklers

In pop, flamboyance is normal but in 2016 the music business arguably lost some of its most flamboyant characters in 
David Bowie, Prince and George Michael.

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