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Ricky Burns not ready to retire as he eyes Crolla rematch

Ricky Burns admits he wants to mark his 50th bout with a reunion against Anthony 
Crolla in Glasgow.

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Ricky Burns and Anthony Crolla embrace after their lightweight contest at Manchester Arena.  Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns in Manchester

England’s Anthony Crolla came away victorious as he edged out Scotland’s Ricky Burns by unanimous decision in a top quality non-title lightweight bout.

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Stephen Simmons lands a left hand on opponent Simon Barclay at Meadowbank. Pic: Paul Devlin/SNS

Stephen Simmons wins vacant IBF European title

Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons has been crowned the new IBF European champion after a unanimous victory over Kettering’s Simon Barclay at a raucous Meadowbank last night.

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Gary Cornish lands a right-hander on Sam Sexton, but the night was to end in disappointment for the Highlander. Picture: SNS.

Gary Cornish has imminent victory snatched away by Sam Sexton

Scotland’s wait for its first British heavyweight champion continues after Inverness boxer Gary Cornish lost by a unanimous decision to Norwich’s Sam Sexton at Meadowbank last night.

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Gary Cornish, left, and Sam Sexton


 will fight for the British heavyweight title at Meadowbank. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Gary Cornish eyes British heavyweight history at Meadowbank

Gary Cornish will tonight attempt to become the first Scottish boxer to win the British heavyweight title.

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Ricky Burns in Manchester ahead of his fight againt Anthony Crolla. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ricky Burns enters last-chance saloon with no weight worries

Ricky Burns said weight just “dropped off” him as he 
prepared to fight Anthony Crolla this weekend in what will be the Scot’s first bout in the lightweight division since since November 2015.

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Tyson Fury in the rIng after the WBO world heavyweight title fight between his cousin Hughie Fury and Joseph Parker at Manchester Arena last month, which Parker won on points. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tyson Fury reveals retirement by tweeting he won’t apply for licence

Tyson Fury appears to have announced his retirement again after revealing he will not apply for a new boxing licence.

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Ricky Burns is floored by Julius Ibdongo last time out  he is now hoping to rekindle his world title hopes. Photograph: SNS

It will be all or nothing for Ricky Burns when he faces Crolla

It is more than eight years since Ricky Burns beat Rocky Martinez to claim the Puerto Rican’s WBO super-featherweight title.

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The MMA fighter declared that Glasgow was Green and White in a tribute to Celtic

Conor McGregor ‘trolls Rangers fans’ with Celtic tribute at Glasgow Q&A

UFC star Conor McGregor started his fan Q&A in Glasgow by paying tribute to Celtic with a shoutout.

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Former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand at the annoucement that he was to try a career in pro boxing. Picture: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Josh Taylor: A joke if Rio Ferdinand gets a fight licence

Rio Ferdinand’s bid to swap the football pitch for the 
boxing ring has been dismissed as a “joke” by rising Scottish fight star Josh Taylor.

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Josh Taylor and Miguel Vazquez will meet at Ingliston on November 11. 
Picture: Ian Georgeson

Josh Taylor preparing to take on world says Barry McGuigan

Josh Taylor is on course to fight for a world title within the year, according to his manager Barry McGuigan, and the Scottish boxer already has a couple of dream venues in mind for such major bouts.

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Jake LaMotta, right, fighting Marcel Cerdan in Briggs Stadium in Detroit in 1949. Picture: AP

Jake LaMotta passes away aged 95

Former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film Raging Bull, has died aged 95.

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Josh Taylor will fight in Edinburgh on Saturday, November 11. Pic: TSPL

Josh Taylor to fight Miguel Vazquez at Royal Highland Centre

Edinburgh’s WBC silver super lightweight champion Josh Taylor will defend his title against former IBF world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston on Saturday, November 11.

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Rio Ferdinand, left, with Anthony Joshua after a fight in April 2017. Picture: PA

Rio Ferdinand looking to become professional boxer

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer - with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.

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Canelo Alvarez, right, on the defensive during Saturday nights Las Vegas bout with Gennady Golovkin. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Judges take centre stage in Golovkin-Alvarez stalemate

Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s hotly-anticipated world middleweight title showdown ended in a controversial draw in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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Conor McGregor is to visit Glasgow for a meet-and-greet event. Picture: Getty Images

Conor McGregor to visit Scotland for ‘£100k meet-and-greet’

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor is set to travel to Scotland for a meet-and-greet event with fans in Glasgow.

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Robbers target ex-boxer Alex Arthur’s Edinburgh home

Robbers target ex-boxer Alex Arthur’s Edinburgh home

A former boxing world champion had his plush Edinburgh home targeted in a robbery bid.

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Floyd Mayweather celebrates after referee Richard Byrd stops the fight in the tenth round. File: Getty.

Too-good Floyd Mayweather puts Conor McGregor back in his cage

Like inexperienced lovers, so much of the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor excitement was in the anticipation, and in the talking about it afterwards. The doing bit was all rushed enthusiasm in one corner, informed by too little know-how or real experience, and feigned engagement in 
the other. The climax was emphatic but hardly fulfilling since, by then, there was only sensate party.

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Conor McGregor with son Conor Jack dressed in a suit especially  fitted by menswear designer David August Heil at McGregors home in Las Vegas. Picture: Emily Wilson/NewYork Times.

Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather duel is a tasteless freakshow

Somehow our favourite brute, Conor McGregor, walks into the weekend as one of the most talked about figures on the planet, about to take part in the richest boxing match in history. He is a winner before a punch is thrown, with wild sums of $100m being talked about as his cut of the cake.

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Mayweather and McGregor will clash in Vegas

Mayweather-McGregor Analysis: Outcome near-certain in ‘circus’ fight

The news that one bookmaker has already paid out on Floyd Mayweather to win Saturday’s superfight against Conor McGregor shouldn’t, in isolation, be taken as a guarantee that Mayweather will win.

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