American boxer wearing pro-Trump shorts gets knocked out by Mexican

An American boxer sought to make a political statement in the boxing ring last night by wearing a pair of shorts endorsing Donald Trump’s border wall - only to get knocked out by a Mexican fighter.

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Reece McFadden, right, thought he'd done enough in his bout with Brendan Irivine of Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty

Commonwealth Games: ‘Sickened’ Scots boxer Reece McFadden slams judges

It was a body blow, Reece McFadden admitted, harder almost than any received amid the cut and thrust of hand-to-hand combat. One victory away from fighting for a Commonwealth Games gold which the 22-year-old flyweight had spent four years dreaming of and training arduously for. Three rounds, move on, jostle for the prize.

Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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Anthony Joshua throws a punch at Joseph Parker during Saturday night's unification fight. Picture: Getty

Clock ticks on Anthony Joshua landing shot at Deontay Wilder

Deep in the bowels of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Anthony Joshua sat with his four world heavyweight belts in front of him and called on Deontay Wilder to get serious about negotiations for a unification fight.

Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after victory over Joseph Parker in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship contest. Picture: PA

Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker by unanimous points decision

World champion Anthony Joshua won the first heavyweight unification bout held on British soil as he gained a unanimous points verdict against Joseph Parker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

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Anthony Joshua ready to rock in battle of the champions

The boxing entrance is the sporting equivalent of the guitar solo, the moment when the stage is given over to you, and only you. You walk to that ring, you step through those ropes, let go a couple of windmill riffs and 80,000 people go nuts. And, if you are Anthony Joshua, millions more holler
their adoration via sundry broadcast channels in 215 
territories worldwide, at least according to the promotional audit, that is.

New Zealand's Joseph Parker during his pre-fight public workout in Cardiff. Picture: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty

Joseph Parker must walk through storm to beat Anthony Joshua

If, as Larry Holmes claimed ahead of the Carlos Takam fight last November, Anthony Joshua would have sconed a peak Mike Tyson, what chance does Joseph Parker have tomorrow night in 

Anthony Joshua speaks ahead of his world heavyweight title unification fight against New Zealand's Joseph Parker. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Trash talk in short supply for Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua predicts an early end. Joseph Parker is still deciding how he will end it.

Josh Taylor catches Winston Campos with a punishing right-hand: Picture: SNS

Barry McGuigan tips Josh Taylor to win world title

Josh Taylor confirmed what every boxing fan has known for a very long time.

Scotland's Josh Taylor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Winston Campos. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Josh Taylor defeats Winston Campos in third to retain belt

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor made a successful second defence of his WBC Silver super lightweight belt against Winston Campos at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

WBC Silver belt champion Josh Taylor, left, and Nicaragua's Winston Campos at the weigh-in in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Josh Taylor ‘reverts to amateur days’ to combat Campos

Josh Taylor admits the 
late call-off by Mexican 
Humberto Soto has been far from ideal, however he insists his top amateur pedigree has prepared him well for this kind of scenario.

Josh Taylor faces a new challenge after Humberto Soto, right, was injured in sparring

Josh Taylor to face new opponent after Soto pulls out

Josh Taylor has a new opponent for the second defence of his WBC Silver super-lightweight title this weekend after Humberto Soto pulled out.

Boxer Megan Gordon will represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Teenage boxer Megan Gordon wins Commonwealth Games call-up

Elgin teenager Megan Gordon has been called into Scotland’s Commonwealth Games squad and becomes the second female boxer to be named in the team being sent to Australia in April.

Josh Taylor has spoken out about being seriously injured after being struck with a golf club as a child, Picture: John Devllin

Golden memories for Josh Taylor but he’s planning to make plenty more

Josh Taylor admits it will take something special to eclipse the emotion he felt after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Hearts youngster' Harry Cochrane announced himself with a goal in the stunning 4-0 win over Celtic. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

10 up-and-coming Scottish youngsters to watch in 2018

The new year brings new challenges and a clutch of Scottish sporting youngsters are ready to step up to the plate across a range of disciplines. Here are ten of the best.

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Tyson Fury is free to return to the ring. Picture: PA

Tyson Fury free to return to boxing after agreeing deal with UKAD

Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after a compromise on his positive test for the banned steroid nandrolone was found with UK Anti-Doping.

American Caleb Truax, left, lands a punch on his way to defeating Britain's James DeGale. Picture: Christopher Lee/Getty

James DeGale backed to fight on after shock defeat

Promoter Frank Warren insists James DeGale will not walk away from boxing despite the Londoner hinting at retirement following his shock defeat by Caleb Truax.

Boxer Aqeel Ahmed will fight for Team Scotland at Gold Coast. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Boxer Aqeel Ahmed has sights set on 2018 Commonwealth medal

The Commonwealth Games gold medal is a target in itself, but Aqeel Ahmed also hopes it will be the battering ram needed to break into the Great Britain set-up and earn him a shot at Olympic glory.

Vicky Glover will be the first female to box for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Vicky Glover: from community service to Commonwealth Games

Vicky Glover has come a long way in the past 11 months. The Glasgow teenager started the year on the wrong side of the law but has ended it being hailed as a role model.

Elise Christie became the first European woman to win the 1,000m, 1500m and overall gold at the World Championships in Rotterdam in March. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Anthony Joshua favourite for SPOTY with Elise Christie nominated

Livingston speed skater Elise Christie has been nominated for the for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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