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WWE Bushwacker headlines wrestling bill in Leeds

Calling all wrestling fans - fancy a night of elbow drops and powerslams in Leeds this month?

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Oops - Johnny Nelson comes adrift

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

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The scene of last night's mass brawl at a boxing match at Elland Road

Watch: Leeds Elland Road boxing match abandoned after brawl

Police are investigating after a mass brawl involving 40 people, and leaving three people needing hospital treatment, broke out at a boxing match in Leeds.

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Rebecca Gallantree and Nicola Adams.

Gallantree hails city’s sporting stars ahead of Leeds Sports Awards

SOME six weeks after announcing her retirement, glory at the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards would have been a fitting end to Becky Gallantree’s career.

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Nicola Adams.

Golden girl Nicola Adams on a mission to emulate her hero Ali

LEEDS boxing star Nicola Adams hardly needs reminding of her achievements in the amateur ranks.

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Boxing: Warrington and Adams ‘flying flag’ for the city

TALKS have begun to organise Josh Warrington a world title fight against Lee Selby at Elland Road this summer, a bout Warrington admits would take him to the “next level” in his burgeoning career.

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Boxing: Nicola Adams will fight on the Josh Warrington undercard

NICOLA Adams will join fellow Leeds fighter Josh Warrington in fighting professionally at the city’s First Direct Arena on Saturday, May 13 after turning down a third Olympics to go pro with Frank Warren.

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Nicola Adams. PIC: PA

Leeds’s own Olympic champion Nicola Adams joins professional ranks

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams is to turn professional with her first bour set for Manchester on April 8. (Picture: PA)

Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams turns professional – fights in Leeds in May

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren.

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Leeds golden girl’s knockout pledge for mental health campaign

Leeds’s golden girl Nicola Adams is punching in her support and swearing to help tackle mental health problems in children as part of a new campaign.

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The former boxer with a private bar in his garden

The former boxer with a private bar in his garden

Could this garden shed conversion be one of the most impressive in Leeds?
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Josh Warrington.

Leeds fighter Warrington targeting world-title shot in 2017

AFTER MARRYING his long-term girlfriend turned fiancée Natasha in August, Leeds boxer Josh Warrington has already fulfilled one dream in 2016.

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Nicola Adams.

Boxing champion Nicola Adams on the fight for equality in sport

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has claimed she hopes her success and popularity has helped to advance equality for women in the sport.

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Nicola Adams.

Leeds Olympic star Nicola Adams takes on flagship radio show

Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams said she hopes her success and popularity has helped to advance equality for women in the sport.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL?

SPOTY 2016: How will Yorkshire's five contenders fare?

The annual debate over which sporting personality has the greatest achievement over the last 12 months is upon us and the winner of the BBC vote will be announced on Sunday evening.

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Josh Warrington, right, has signed up with Frank Warren's promotion company

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington joins Frank Warren after split with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing

LEEDS boxing champion Josh Warrington has signed a long-term promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren - just two weeks after parting ways with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
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OLYMPIC DREAM: Conor Loftus, above, is a Burmantofts ABC star with high hopes of competing in the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

Boxing clever: Sam Loftus’ road to Olympic Games is well-worn path

MEANWOoD puncher Conor Loftus has set his sights on becoming the latest Burmantofts ABC star to appear at an Olympic Games.

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Retired boxing referee Mickey Vann.

Gloves off as Mickey Vann lifts lid on a special ring craft

WHEN you are 5ft 8ins and two 17-stone men are having a punch-up, it takes courage – and perhaps a bit of madness – to step between them.

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Dalton Smith getting ready to fight.

Steel City teen Dalton Smith claims British title

Sheffield teenager Dalton Smith is ready to launch himself towards the Tokyo Olympics after claiming his first GB title with a unanimous victory over Martin McDonagh in his home city.

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Josh Warrington (right) and Patrick Hyland during the WBC International Featherweight Championship bout at the First Direct Arena in Leeds this year. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington splits from Matchroom Boxing

MULTIPLE Leeds boxing champion Josh Warrington has parted company with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing stable as the two parties “did not share the same plans.”

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