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Josh Taylor into Final of London International Invitational


Josh Taylor is through to the final of the Olympic Test Event the London International Invitational

64kg – Josh Taylor v Jeff Horn (Australia) 13:11

Josh led throughout building a lead of 4-2 in the first round with some excellent straight hitting. Josh’s opponent halved the deficit in the second, but the Edinburgh man maintained his composure to win the bout and has the chance of the gold tomorrow.

Josh loses out in Baku


aiba world championships baku logoJosh Taylor unfortunately lost out in his AIBA World Championship bout against Asian Games Gold Medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan.

GB Boxing’s Matt Holt reported on the bout from Azerbaijan -

“It wasn’t to be for Josh in his first World Championships, as he went down 11-5 to a tough opponent from Kazakhstan. A close first round in which both boxers scored with clean blows finished with Yeleussinov 3-2 to the good. In the second the lead was stretched to 7-3, and despite a valiant last round, the Edinburgh man couldn’t claw it back and the bout closed with the scoreline 11-5.”

This was a tough opening contest for Josh and one he will take great experience from.

Josh out but not down


josh taylorJosh Taylor and Scotland’s participation in the 2011 European Championships ended this afternoon, but not before producing an excellent display against a former World Title holder and Olympic athlete.

Josh’s quarter final clash was against 2009 World Amateur Champion Dominico Valetino of Italy. After a slow start, he found himself down 5-3 in the first round but started to show signs of improvement towards the end of the round.

He boxed well in the second round but was still 11-7 down going into the final round.

After a great rally in the last, he won the round by two clear points unfortunatley lost the bout 13-11, a fantastic effort against a World class opponent.

Draw for European Championships in Ankara


eubc ankara 2011We have received confirmation of Scotland’s opponents at the European Championships in Ankara, Turkey which are as follows -


Joe Ham v Nikoloz Izoria Georgia, will be contested on the afternoon of 18 June 2011

Aston Brown v Araik Marutjan Germany, will be contested on evening of 18 June 2011

Josh Taylor v Koba Pkhakadze Georgia, will be contested on the evening of 19 June 2011

Brian Peacock v Michel Tavares France, will be contested on the evening of 19 June 2011

Josh wins Gold again


Josh Taylor, Scotland’s 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, once again proved his international pedigree by winning Gold in the Belgrade Winner tournament.

Josh had to work extremely hard to beat Bariadii Javkhlan of Mongolia 11-9 in the final of the 60kg weight category to win Scotland’s only Gold medal of the tournament.

Josh Taylor victorious again as Scotland beat Northern Ireland

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Scotland vs Northern Ireland Home InternationalScotland finish the Bring Back Boxing Home International Series in style with a convincing win over a strong Northern Ireland team.

Bringing the curtain down on a hugely successful Home International series boxing fans packed Meadowbank to see Scotland’s Youths and Juniors take on their counterparts from Northern Ireland. Following the first 13 bouts, local hero and Commonwealth silver medallist Josh Taylor maintained his impressive run of form with a convincing victory over former GB and 7 time Irish champion James Fryers.

BBC Sport report from Saturday’s Home International v Northern Ireland

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Find below a link to BBC Sport’s report from Saturday’s BRING BACK BOXING Home International v Northern Ireland.

This was a a great advert for Scottish Amateur Boxing. Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to the large crowd who turned out to make such an electric atmosphere and spur the Scottish team to victory.


Taylor and Butcher added to GB Squad

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gb boxing logoAmateur Boxing Scotland are proud to announce that two of our boxers who performed so well in Delhi 2010 have been invited to join the GB Boxing Development Squad for the London Olympics 2012. Josh Taylor and Iain Butcher join the squad for a training camp in Sheffield and Performance Director of the British Amateur Boxing Association, Rob McCracken said “The make-up of the squad reflects performances in 2010” .

Bouts announced for Scotland V N.Ireland Home International


Scotland vs Northern Ireland Home InternationalThe bouts have now been announced for this Saturday’s BRING BACK BOXING Home International versus Northern Ireland at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh.


Tickets for the event are available online at www.amateurboxingscotland.ticketsource.co.uk or from the ticket office on 0131 661 5351.

The bouts for are as follows -

                                N.IRELAND                             SCOTLAND

1996    36kg                Darryl Moran              v          David Burrel

          39kg                Padraig Mackle           v          Donald Stewart

          42kg                Jason Mc Kay             v          Jack Brunton

          48kg                Darran Pollock            v          Aidan Gough

          50kg                Neil Mc Clurkin           v          Andrew Tham

          50kg                Chris Durning              v          Aidan Mc Glynn

1995    46kg                Kurt Walker                v          Reece Mc Fadden

          54kg               Sean Higginson             v          Sam Ball

          54kg                Gerard Callaghan         v          Scott Brown

1994    57kg                Stephen Mulholland     v          Mark Mc Keown

          57kg                Robert Preece            v          Robbie Mc Kechnie

1993    57kg                Enda Kenndy               v          Kev Skye


           75kg               Alferdo Meli                v          Lewis Akinlami

Elite     60kg               James Fryers               v           Josh Taylor