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Ricky Burns: ‘I still have a few big nights left in me yet’

Ricky Burns feels he still has plenty to offer the fight game as he prepares to go toe-to-toe with Anthony Crolla in 
Manchester on 7 October.

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Ricky Burns in an open training session at St Enoch Square, Glasgow. Picture: Robert Perry

Ricky Burns v Anthony Crolla in October - no Josh Taylor bout

Former-three weight world champion Ricky Burns has avoided a potential all-Scottish showdown with compatriot Josh Taylor – at least for now.

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Wladimir Klitschko with his belts after beating David Haye.  Picture: AP.

Anthony Joshua fight off as Wladimir Klitschko quits

Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing yesterday, ruling out a lucrative rematch with Anthony Joshua.

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Elgins Megan Gordon is making her mark in boxing. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Megan Gordon packs a punch for Scotland

Megan Gordon’s reputation precedes her down the mean streets of Elgin. “I was even out with my mates a few weeks ago and people were going ‘fight me’.” Fortunately for the foolhardy and the brave, the pugilistic prospect is no Raging Bull. “It’s probably better for them I walked away,” she laughs. Astute to pull the punches until points are up for grabs.

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Josh Taylor celebrates his win over Ohara Davies. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Josh Taylor eyes Edinburgh Castle bout with Ricky Burns

Josh Taylor reckons Edinburgh Castle would be the perfect venue for his attempt to dethrone Ricky Burns as the king of Scottish boxing.

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Joy for Josh Taylor after his victory over Ohara Davies at Braehead. Picture: Andy O'Brien

Josh Taylor defeats Ohara Davies to win WBC Silver title

Josh Taylor is the new WBC Silver super lightweight champion after stopping Ohara Davies in the seventh round in their grudge bout at a raucous Braehead Arena last night.

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Ohara Davies throws his head towards Josh Taylor during the weigh-in. Picture: Shabba Shafiq

Josh Taylor and Ohara Davies almost come to blows at weigh-in

The tension finally reached breaking point yesterday as Josh Taylor and arch-rival Ohara Davies had to be 
separated after their highly-
anticipated super lightweight match-up threatened to explode into life 24 hours early.

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Trash-talking Ohara Davies shows off his WBC Silver Title belt ahead of his fight against Josh Taylor. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Ohara Davies labels Josh Taylor and Barry McGuigan ‘bums’

Ohara Davies couldn’t resist the opportunity to fire off a cheap shot at boxing legend and former WBA featherweight champion Barry McGuigan ahead of tomorrow night’s super lightweight clash with Josh Taylor.

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Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn, left, of Australia, during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane. Picture: Tertius Pickard/AP

Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stuns Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 51,000 people.

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Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Irvine Welsh backs call for a Ken Buchanan statue

Efforts to create a permanent tribute to boxing great Ken Buchanan in Edinburgh have received a boost.

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Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor has been the poster boy for the UFC since his octagon debut in 2013. Picture: Julio Cortez/AP

Comment: UFC veering from noble, bloody path with cash grab

It’s official, the moment would-be martial arts experts in “Tapout” shirts everywhere have been waiting for has arrived, the fight is on.

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Floyd Mayweather's August 26 bout with Conor McGregor will be "the biggest fight ever", according to UFC president Dana White. Picture: PA

Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor ‘biggest fight ever’

Floyd Mayweather’s August 26 bout with Conor McGregor will be “the biggest fight ever”, according to UFC president Dana White.

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Anthony Joshua celebrates after his 11th-round victory over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday. Picture: Rex/Shutterstock.

Anthony Joshua can be Tiger Woods of the ring says Barry Hearn

Anthony Joshua can make the same game-changing impact on boxing as Tiger Woods achieved in golf, according to Barry Hearn.

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Anthony Joshua lands the decisive blow with a huge uppercut. Picture: Getty.

Anthony Joshua open to Wladimir Klitschko rematch

Anthony Joshua is willing to face Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title rematch after the Ukrainian revealed it is the only bout that could tempt him to fight on.

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Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Wladimir Klitschko.  Picture: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Britain’s Anthony Joshua is heavyweight champion 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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 Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo

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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