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Ricky Burns deserves Las Vegas fight but won’t make it – Hatton

Ricky Hatton reckons Ricky Burns deserves to crown his career with a dream Las Vegas pay-day – but warned that his student Kiryl Relikh could snatch it all away.

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Gennady Golovkin (blue trunks) takes the fight to Kell Brook during their world middleweight title contest at the O2 Arena.  Picture: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defeated Kell Brook backs trainer’s decision to end fight

Kell Brook has defended trainer Dominic Ingle amid criticism of his decision to throw in the towel during his WBC and IBF middleweight title defeat by the fearsome Gennady Golovkin.

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New opportunities for sport spring up in Easterhouse

New opportunities for sport spring up in Easterhouse

Sporting opportunities for pupils in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow have tended to be limited. But that is all set to change thanks to the fulfilment of a far-sighted project.

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Josh Taylor has enjoyed six knockouts in the six fights of his fledgling professional career which has lasted a mere 12 minutes. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Barry McGuigan: Capital fighter can take title at Meadowbank

Josh Taylor may have fought little more than 12 minutes of competitive boxing in his professional career but Cyclone promoter Barry McGuigan believes he will show the nation just what he is made of in October.

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Josh Taylor will fight in Edinburgh in October. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Channel 5 to show Josh Taylor’s first title fight in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s undefeated boxer Josh Taylor will contest his first professional title fight against Dave Ryan at Meadowbank on Friday, October 21, which will be screened live by Channel 5.

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The judges favoured Yoka in a split decision. Picture: Getty

Joyce has to settle for silver after judges deliver sucker punch

THERE was to be no golden goodbye to these most storied of Olympic Games, when mining medals seemed, at times, almost ridiculously easy.

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Britain's Nicola Adams celebrates victory over France's Sarah Ourahmoune to win gold in the women's flyweight final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Nicola Adams makes history by retaining Olympic boxing title

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro on Saturday.

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Irelands Michael Conlan was furious about losing to Vladimir Nikitin. Picture: Getty

AIBA refuses to name expelled Olympic boxing judges & refs

Olympic boxing’s governing body AIBA has announced that it has expelled a “handful” of referees and judges involved in controversial decisions 
during the Rio Games.

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Tyson Fury celebrates his world heavyweight title victory against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko last year. Picture: Martin Meissner/AP

Tyson Fury given doping suspension after positive test

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged over the alleged presence of a banned substance and will face an anti-doping tribunal.

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Former boxing champion Scott Harrison. Picture: PA

Former boxer Scott Harrison to serve prison term in Scotland

Former champion boxer Scott Harrison has returned to Scotland to serve the remainder of a four-year prison term imposed in Spain over assault charges.

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The delight on Barry McGuigans face is clear to see as Carl Frampton celebrates his WBA featherweight victory over Leo Santa Cruz at New Yorks Barclays Center. Picture: Getty Images

Carl Frampton pledges to fight at home at least once a year

Two-weight world champion Carl Frampton has vowed not to abandon Belfast for the United States after registering a victory that could help him become “the greatest Irish fighter there’s ever been”.

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Jim Watt, a respected ringside television analyst for 35 years, has decided to hang up his microphone at the age of 68. Picture: SNS

Interview: Jim Watt on his second retirement in boxing

In a life defined by his involvement in the most unforgiving sport of all, Jim Watt has always managed the rare feat of dealing with boxing entirely on his own terms.

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Ricky Burns, the reigning WBA super-lightweight champion, pledged to donate money to an Arbroath-based charity which helps commando veterans. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Ricky Burns completes Highland charity trek for veterans

WORLD champion Ricky Burns has completed a gruelling 96-mile charity trek along the West Highland Way in just three days.

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Three-time world champion boxer Ricky Burns will support two charities when he walks the West Highland Way in July. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Ricky Burns to walk West Highland Way in fancy dress for charity

Professional boxing is not a sport readily associated with modesty and a desire to help others. But then Ricky Burns has never been your average prize fighter.

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Anthony Joshua holds aloft his IBF world heavyweight belt after defeating Dominic Breazeale. Picture: AP

Anthony Joshua retains title and seals win No 17

Anthony Joshua went 
untested again during his successful defence of his IBF world heavyweight title fight with Dominic Breazeale at London’s Millenium Dome on Saturday night.

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Wladimir Klitschko, left, and Tyson Fury were due to meet in Manchester on 9 July. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Injured Tyson Fury calls off rematch with Wladimir Klitschko

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight re-match with Wladimir Klitschko has been postponed after the British boxer suffered an ankle injury.

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Trevor Berbick, left, and Muhammad Ali trade blows in Nassau during what turned out to be Ali's last bout. Picture: AP

Charles Taylor: I saw The Greatest’s last fight

There was the “Fight of the Century”, the “Rumble in the Jungle”, the “Thrilla in Manila” and last, and certainly least, was the “Drama in Bahama”.

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The flower-strewn hearse is surrounded by fans as it passes the boxers childhood home. Picture: AP

Thousands bid farewell to Muhammad Ali

Around 100,000 people lined the streets of Muhammad Ali’s hometown yesterday to pay their respects to one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport as he was laid to rest.

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Will Smith, pictured with Muhammad Ali, will be among the pall-bearers at Fridays funeral. Picture: Contributed

Plans for boxing legend Ali’s ‘inclusive’ funeral are revealed

Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis will be pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s funeral, it has been announced.

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Richard Dunn fought Ali in 1976. Picture: Getty

Last British opponent Dunn hails Ali’s ‘charisma and style’

Muhammad Ali’s final British opponent has hailed the “charisma, style and panache” of the man who gave him his greatest night in boxing.

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