Harkin triumphs at St Andrews Sporting Club’s Burns Supper

The skirl of the bagpipes could be heard from blocks away as we approached the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Thursday [January 30]. At the doors of the hotel stood the female piper, welcoming revellers to the Burns Night Boxing Supper by St. Andrews Sporting Club. It was...

Martin Harkin: “He’ll need to shoot me to beat me!”

It was a miserable Thursday evening; I had just done a ten-hour shift and felt tired. Rain was battering the windscreen and it was dark already. I was thinking it was the kind of night to head home, get the feet up and watch Netflix but I had committed to going to see...

Burt: “These opportunities make all the sacrifices worth it.”

Breaking away from the Scottish boxing scene and getting an opportunity to become known across the whole of Britain can prove difficult. With limited opportunities and platforms available north of the border, boxers are often reliant on patience, making their way up...

Scottish boxing review, 2019

It’s that time of year again when we all receive pairs of Wilson socks, put on a stone from living exclusively off chocolate and bevy, and every boxing media outlet publishes its annual awards. It’s our turn, as our three team members share their...

McGregor v Farooq: Ringside report

Scottish boxing fans will often reminisce on the big nights in the country over the years and despite some huge nights at the Hydro involving Josh Taylor and Ricky Burns, it’s not often those events that they re-count. Those from the East of Scotland will speak of...