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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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