Categories
Sport

Max Taylor: Manchester United teenager on his cancer, recovery & return to football

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘This is serious, it could end my life’ Max Taylor on his battle with cancerOne name stands out in Manchester United’s squad for their Europa League trip to Astana on Thursday.Defender Max Taylor has never played a first-team game for United. The local-born 19-year-old is another example…

Categories
Sport

Max Taylor: Manchester United defender gets first senior call-up following chemotherapy

Max Taylor returned to training after getting the all-clear from medical staffManchester United defender Max Taylor has received his first senior call-up, 12 months after having chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer.The 19-year-old has been named in a youthful squad for United’s Europa League group game against Astana in Kazakhstan on Thursday.Taylor only returned to training…

Categories
Sport

Katie Taylor v Christina Linardatou: Irish boxer wins to become two-weight world champion

Katie Taylor (left) has won five world title belts across two weightsKatie Taylor became a two-weight world champion with a classy display as she beat Christina Linardatou on points to land the WBO super-lightweight title.Taylor, 33, boxed and moved stylishly for large spells of her debut at 140lbs and, despite being cut early on, landed…

Categories
Sport

Fight Talk: Is Josh Taylor a pound-for-pound star, McGregor to train Fury?

If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please go here to see this story in full.Here’s our round-up of this week’s boxing and MMA chat from across social media.Is Taylor among the world’s pound-for-pound best?Scotland has a new sporting superstar. Josh Taylor outpointed Regis Prograis at the O2 Arena on Saturday…

Categories
Sport

Boxing: Josh Taylor beats Regis Prograis on points to unify IBF & WBA super-lightweight titles

By Keir Murray BBC Scotland at The O2 Arena Josh Taylor defeated Regis Prograis in a gripping contest at London’s O2 ArenaJosh Taylor beat Regis Prograis on points to become the unified IBF and WBA super-lightweight champion and win the World Super Series in London.The Scot, 28, earned a riveting, see-sawing victory, with judges scoring…

Categories
Sport

Katie Taylor v Delfine Persoon: ‘This might just be the women’s boxing match we have waited for’

All four world lightweight titles will be on the line when Katie Taylor meets Delfine Persoon on SaturdayKatie Taylor’s bid for greatness – by becoming the undisputed lightweight champion of women’s boxing – is up against a policewoman with expertise in gun handling seeking to take a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance.Taylor already holds the WBO, IBF and…

Categories
Sport

Josh Taylor secures first world title with points victory against Ivan Baranchyk

Josh Taylor (right) remains unbeaten after 15 professional boutsJosh Taylor claimed his first world title with a points victory against Ivan Baranchyk in the IBF super-lightweight title bout in Glasgow.Scot Taylor, 28, knocked down the previously unbeaten Belarusian twice in the sixth round.And the home favourite remained in control to win 117-109 115-111 115-111.The contest…

Categories
Sport

Gordon Taylor: How will PFA chief executive’s reign be judged?

Gordon Taylor has headed up the PFA since 1981For a man who had been in his job for almost four decades, it should hardly come as a surprise that Gordon Taylor was in no rush to hasten the beginning of the end of his tenure. According to those advising him, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA)…

Categories
Sport

Gordon Taylor: PFA chief executive set to step down after 38 years

Gordon Taylor has headed up the PFA since 1981Gordon Taylor has confirmed that he will leave his role as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association after 38 years.Taylor, 74, has headed up the players union since 1981 after taking over from former secretary Cliff Lloyd.But his departure comes after the organisation announced a “full…

Categories
Sport Wedding

Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt back in England squad

Media playback is not supported on this device Sarah Taylor – England cricketer and now life coachEngland women have recalled Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt for the tour to India in February and March. Wicketkeeper Taylor missed the Women’s World Twenty20 tournament last November as part of an ongoing management of her anxiety, while Brunt…