Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor puts on champion show to stop Dave Ryan

EDINBURGH’S Josh Taylor proved he has what it takes to make it to the very top with a sensational fifth-round stoppage over Dave Ryan last night to become the new Commonwealth super-lightweight champion.

Scotlands Josh Taylor, right, and Englishman Dave Ryan fight at Meadowbank tonight. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Barry McGuigan slams ‘mouthy’ boxing manager

Boxing legend Barry McGuigan has hit back at outspoken promoter Clifton Mitchell for trying to unnerve Edinburgh boxer Josh Taylor ahead of tonight’s Commonwealth super-lightweight duel with Derby’s Dave Ryan at Meadowbank.

Promoter Barry McGuigan wants to see a Josh Taylor match-up with Ricky Burns if his protege wins on Friday.  Picture: Ian Georgeson

Barry McGuigan eyes Ricky Burns clash for Josh Taylor

Former WBA world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan believes pitching Josh Taylor against compatriot Ricky Burns would make it one of British boxing’s biggest bouts in over two decades.

Josh Taylor fights Dave Ryan for the Commonwealth title next Friday

Barry McGuigan: We want Taylor v Burns within next year

Cyclone Promotions boss Barry McGuigan says he hopes to be able to tie up a fight between Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor and compatriot Ricky Burns within the next year.

The funeral of boxer Mike Towell  at St Andrews Cathedral. Picture: SWNS

Mike Towell funeral: Friends, family, and boxers pay respects

Fellow boxers have joined friends and family for the funeral of Mike Towell.

The mural by Symon Mathieson created in memory of boxer Mike Towell who died following a televised bout. Picture: PA

Mural in memory of Scots boxer Mike Towell unveiled in Dundee

A mural in memory of boxer Mike Towell, who died following a televised bout, has been created in his home city.

Ricky Burns celebrates the sucessful defence of his world super lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Ricky Burns’ £1m bout with Adrien Broner is put on hold

Ricky Burns may have retained his WBA light-welterweight title following his gruelling duel against Belorusian Kyril Relikh but he has lost his Christmas bonus.

Ricky Burns, left, and opponent Kiryl Relikh at their weigh-in. Picture: Steve Welsh

Ricky Hatton hails Ricky Burns as a UK boxing great

With Britain’s boxing community still raw a week after the death of Mike Towell, any rash talking before tonight’s WBA super-lightweight title fight between champion Ricky Burns and Kyril Relikh from Belarus would have been inappropriate, to say the least.

Ricky Burns and Kiryl Relikh 
at the weigh-in in Glasgow. Picture: Steve Welsh

Ricky Burns’ opponent struggles to make weight for Hydro

Ricky Burns easily made the weight for tonight’s WBA world super-lightweight title defence but challenger Kiryl Relikh needed three attempts to make the 10 stone limit.

Ricky Burns at the final press conference ahead of his fight against Kiryl Relikh at the Hydro in Glasgow on Friday. Picture: Steve Welsh

Burns more interested in home fight than big payday in Las Vegas

Boxers are not renowned for putting principles before 
profit. It is, after all, the fight business. The participants are professionals and they put themselves through the pain barrier for a living.

Kiryl Relikh believes he can stop Ricky Burns in the sixth round. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

I’ll stop Ricky Burns in the sixth round, says Kyril Relikh

The death of welterweight contender Mike Towell last weekend provided some perspective, if it were required, for Ricky Burns as he prepares to make the first defence of his WBA light-welterweight title against Kyril Relikh at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Friday.

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Mike Towell, 25, was knocked down twice during his bout with Welsh fighter Dale Evans in Glasgow on Thursday and died in hospital on Friday night. Picture SNS

Mike Towell death: MSP calls for fatal accident inquiry

A fatal accident inquiry should be held into the death of boxer Mike Towell, an MSP has said.

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Mike Towell, 25, was knocked down twice during his bout with Welsh fighter Dale Evans in Glasgow on Thursday and died in hospital on Friday night. Picture SNS

Euan McColm: Boxing has no place in a civilised society

I was a fan of boxing long before I’d seen a fight. Years before I sat in a room watching two men relentlessly beat each other, I was gripped by the romance of this “noble art”.

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(FILES) This file photo taken on April 27, 2016 shows  British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reacts during a press conference to publicise his forthcoming world heavyweight title fight against Ukranian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England. Controversial world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury made an abrupt U-turn on his retirement decision on October 3, 2016, tweeting: "I'm here to stay." "Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay," Fury wrote on Twitter.he provocative 28-year-old British brawler, dogged by reports he failed a drugs test for cocaine, had earlier declared himself "retired" in a profanity-strewn tweet. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Tyson up to his old tricks again over retirement announcement

Tyson Fury has reversed his decision to retire from boxing, insisting he is “here to stay”.

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Tyson Fury has retired from boxing. Picture: PA

Tyson Fury announces immediate retirement from boxing

Tyson Fury has announced his immediate retirement from boxing.

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Scottish boxer Mike Towell. Dundee Boxing Club/PA Wire

Boxer Dale Evans ‘feels responsible’ for Mike Towell’s death

Boxer Dale Evans has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of opponent Mike Towell.

Boxer Mike Towell died after a bout last week.

Mike Towell appeal smashes fundraising target of £20k

An appeal set up by former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton to raise money for the family of a Scottish fighter who died following a bout has smashed its target.

Mike Towell. Picture:   Dundee Boxing Club/PA Wire

Appeal to raise money for family of boxer Mike Towell nears £20,000

An appeal to raise money for the family of Scottish boxer Mike Towell who died following a televised bout is nearing its £20,000 target as the sport faces questions over safety.

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Tragic boxer Mike Towell’s team ‘not aware of headaches’

The management team behind Scottish boxer Mike Towell, who died on Friday following a televised bout, has said it was not aware of any headache complaints by the fighter before the match.

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Tyson Fury was due to fight Wladimir Klitschko next month but has been declared medically unfit. Picture: PA.

Tyson Fury seeks help on ‘witch-hunt’ after Klitschko call-off

Tyson Fury’s trainer has confirmed the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is “seeking help” for issues 
arising from what he believes to be a “witch-hunt” against the boxer.

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