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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.

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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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Benny Lynch after a fight at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow in 1937.

Glasgow Film Festival to feature boxing champ Benny Lynch's rise and fall

One of Scotland’s forgotten sporting heroes is set to get top billing at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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Badou Jack celebrates after knocking down James DeGale during the 12th round  in New York. Picture: AP.

James DeGale’s big bout hopes felled in draw with Badou Jack

James DeGale has blown his chance of a stadium-filling showdown with domestic rival Callum Smith after scraping a majority draw against Badou Jack at the Barclays Center in New York on Saturday night.

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Ricky Burns beat Michele Di Rocco in May to win the WBA world super-lightweight title. Picture: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Date fixed for Ricky Burns’ world title unification fight

Ricky Burns’ fight against the unbeaten Namibian Julius Indongo in a WBA and IBF light-welterweight unification clash at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro has been confirmed for 15 April.

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Ricky Burns, whose last fight was in October, will next enter the ring in April at the Hydro in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Ricky Burns lands Hydro unification fight against Namibian

Ricky Burns is to fight Namibian boxer Julius Indongo at the Hydro in Glasgow in April.

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Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, holds up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it will take him to knock out Henry Cooper in 1963.  Picture: Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images

Farewell to Ali, Cruyff and Palmer - sport’s swashbucklers

In pop, flamboyance is normal but in 2016 the music business arguably lost some of its most flamboyant characters in 
David Bowie, Prince and George Michael.

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James DeGale fully expects Britains Anthony Joshua, left, to emerge victorious from his contest with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in June. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

James DeGale: I’d rather see Anthony Joshua face Tyson Fury

James DeGale has revealed the prospect of seeing Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko does not “excite” him because of a preference to see him fight “real champ” Tyson Fury.

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Ricky Burns will defend his title in Glasgow after plans for a �1m payday in Las Vegas fell through

Ricky Burns to defend world title in Glasgow

WBA light-welterweight champion Ricky Burns will defend his title at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in March.

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Anthony Joshua , left, and Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester. Picture: Getty.

Anthony Joshua earns showdown with Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua was making his way through the heavyweight ranks, establishing a reputation as a potential world champion of the future, when he fought unheralded Matt Legg at Wembley Stadium in the summer of 2014.

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Ken Buchanan will become the 10th recipient of the Edinburgh Award next year.

Ken Buchanan to become next recipient of 'Edinburgh Award'

One of Scotland’s all-time boxing greats is to follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Chris Hoy after being chosen to receive one of Edinburgh’s highest honours.
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Lanarks Willie Hutchison celebrates becoming the first Scot ever to win a World Youth Championship boxing title.

History-maker Willie Hutchison on top of the world

Lanark boxer Willie Hutchison was true to his word when he told his family at the turn of the year he’d end 2016 world youth light middleweight champion.

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UFC's Conor McGregor has been granted a boxing licence.  Picture: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Cage fighter Conor McGregor issued with a boxing licence

Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing licence and is said to be pursuing a “high-level opponent”.

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David Haye, left, and Tony Bellew have a bust-up during the press conference to promote their fight in March. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

David Haye and Tony Bellew in fight promo bust-up

David Haye threw a punch at Tony Bellew as the two went head-to-head at a heated press conference to promote their 4 March heavyweight fight.

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Josh Taylor celebrates lifting the Commonwealth belt after beating Dave Ryan. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Scots boxer Josh Taylor hails deal with Barry McGuigan

New Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor says his decision to sign with Cyclone promoter and boxing legend Barry McGuigan was vindicated at Meadowbank on Friday night.

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Josh Taylor celebrates after stopping Ryan in the 5th round.   Picture Ian Rutherford

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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