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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Oscar De La Hoya hasn't fought for 11 years but fancies his chances against Conor McGregor. Picture: Getty Images

Oscar De La Hoya training for comeback fight with Conor McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya has revealed he is training in secret - with a view to fighting Conor McGregor.

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Josh Taylor lands the crunching body blow that brought Miguel Vazquez to his knees in the ninth round and ended the bout. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Josh Taylor always knew he had measure of Miguel Vazquez

Josh Taylor admitted he had a sneaky feeling he would stop former IBF world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.

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Josh Taylor (right) celebrates his win over Mexico's Miguel Vazquez to retain the WBC Super Lightweight title. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Undefeated Josh Taylor scores stunning win over Miguel Vazquez

Undefeated Josh Taylor claimed the biggest scalp of his professional career last night with a ninth-round stoppage of former world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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Hundreds of locals turned up at Prestonpans Community Centre to see Josh Taylor weigh in at 9st 13lbs 2oz. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Miguel Vazquez wants Josh Taylor’s belt for a souvenir

Mexico’s Miguel Vazquez insists it will be he and not Josh Taylor that will be crowned king of the Castle tonight.

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Josh Taylor, left, with Miguel Vazquez at the final press conference before tomorrow's fight at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh. Picture: Greg Macvean

Josh Taylor having time of his life as he eyes biggest prize

Josh Taylor appreciates the opportunity he has been given in life and intends to enjoy the ride while he can.

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Josh Taylor held and open workout at Edinburgh's Omni Centre, part of the build up to his fight with Miguel Vazquez. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Josh Taylor gives fans advance screening ahead of Miguel Vazquez fight

Josh Taylor embarked on a trip down memory lane as he made his way through the glass doors of Edinburgh’s 
leisure and entertainment complex at the Omni Centre – only this time he was the star of the show.

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Lee McGregor will make his bantamweight pro debut at the Royal Highland Centre on 11 November. Picture: Jon Savage

Lee McGregor follows best mate Jason Cummings into limelight

Lee McGregor insists he and lifelong friend Jason Cummings are ready to let the good times roll.

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Anthony Joshua displays his belts alongside his father, Robert Joshua, following his defeat of Carlos Takam. Picture: Getty.

Anthony Joshua finds smaller rival Carlos Takam poses big problems

Anthony Joshua acknowledged the fact that he had had only 12 days to prepare for Carlos Takam contributed to his struggle to secure the explosive knockout expected of him.

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Anthony Joshua weighed in yesterday at a career-heaviest 18st 2lbs. Picture: Getty.

Anthony Joshua hits his heaviest weight for Carlos Takam fight

Anthony Joshua believes fighting Carlos Takam 
rather than Kubrat Pulev could prove a “blessing in disguise” and a step towards achieving his ambition of fighting in Nigeria.

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Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam pose at the National Museum in Cardiff ahead of tomorrow's world heavyweight title fight. Picture: PA.

Wladimir Klitschko is ‘history’ as Anthony Joshua moves on

Anthony Joshua declared it time to put his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko “to the side” as he prepared to make the fourth defence of his world heavyweight title against 
Carlos Takam.

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Ricky Burns, right, and Anthony Crolla exchange blows during their lightweight contest at Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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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