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White collar boxing banned at Leeds venue after mass brawl

A Leeds venue where a mass brawl broke out during a ‘white collar’ boxing night has been stopped from hosting similar events following action by police licensing officers.

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Adams on her way to defeating Maryan Salazar at the First Direct Arena last weekend. (James Hardisty).

Nicola Adams pulls no punches in sharing her life story

Nicola Adams is a two-time Olympic champion and British sporting hero. Now the Leeds-born boxer has written about her remarkable life and rise to the top. Chris Bond talked to her.

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GALLERY - Relive how Josh Warrington retained his WBC title in Leeds against Kiko Martinez

JOSH WARRINGTON scored a points win over Spaniard Kiko Martinez to retain his WBC international featherweight title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday night.

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Nicola Adams.

I’m in the form and shape of my life, insists Leeds boxing star Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams insisted her current incarnation would “destroy” the fighter who swept to her historic gold medal at London 2012 after she claimed her second professional win in style in Leeds on Saturday night.

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Nicola Adams OBE v Maryan Salazar fighting for the international flyweight contest held at First Direct Arena, Leeds. (Picture: James Hardisty).

Fiery Nicola Adams wants world title fight in Leeds after blistering stoppage

Nicola Adams relished her return to her home city of Leeds on Saturday night as she produced a fiery performance to stop Mexico’s Maryan Salazar after 35 seconds of the third round at the First Direct Arena.

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Leeds warrior Josh Warrington retains WBC international featherweight title against Kiko Martinez

Josh Warrington scored a gruelling points win over Spaniard Kiko Martinez to retain his WBC international featherweight title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

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Nicola Adams (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Queen of the ring Nicola Adams proud to be back on home soil

The patrons of East End Park Working Men’s Club had no idea that the teenager peeking through the curtains in front of them would blaze a trail for minority sport. Twenty years ago, when she fought as an amateur in modest surroundings and thick cigarette smoke, Nicola Adams’s dreams were gently ridiculed. Women’s boxing at the Olympic Games? No chance.

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Josh Warrington goes face to face with opponent Kiko Martinez. Picture: Ricardo Guglielminotti.

Josh Warrington relaxed and focused on task in hand

Josh Warrington is in the most precarious territory of his career and his opponent tomorrow, Kiko Martinez, barely cracked a smile as they sat together at their pre-fight press conference in Leeds. It was left to Warrington to entertain the audience and lighten the mood before the fireworks start.

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Josh Warrington at a public sparing session at Trinity Leeds earlier this week. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Threat from Kiko Martinez to local hero Josh Warrington is genuine

Josh Warrington is in the most precarious territory of his career and his opponent tomorrow, Kiko Martinez, barely cracked a smile as they sat together at their pre-fight press conference in Leeds.

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On top: Leeds boxer Nicola Adams, right, on her way to victory against Virginia Noemi Carcamo in her first professional fight at Manchester Arena last month. (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA)

Give us three rounds: Nicola Adams in call to join men’s game with fight extension

Yorkshire boxing fans get the chance to salute double Olympic champion Nicola Adams at the First Direct Arena, Leeds on Saturday. Phil Hay reports.

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Josh Warrington at a public sparring session at Trinity Leeds earlier today.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

YEP Facebook Live: Leeds boxing hero Josh Warrington prepared for tough fight against Kiko Martinez

Boxing fans in Leeds got a taste of what is to come this weekend when two of the city’s best loved sporting heroes compete on home turf.

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Nicola Adams OBE takes part in a public sparing session at Trinity Leeds. Picture: Tony Johnson.

YEP Facebook Live: Nicola Adams urges Leeds to get behind city’s fighters ahead of bout

Double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams OBE has urged the people of Leeds to get behind the city’s fighters ahead of a stellar night of boxing at the First Direct Arena.

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Packing  punch...Nicola Adams and Josh Warrington.

Homecoming gig for city’s boxing heroes at Trinity Leeds

Two VIP visitors are set to pack a real punch with shoppers at Trinity Leeds tomorrow (Wednesday May 10).

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WIN: Bengal Brasserie Indian meals plus Josh Warrington and Nicola Adams boxing tickets

The hottest ticket in town just got hotter - we are giving you the chance to win an Indian meal out plus tickets to see big fight Arena action featuring Josh Warrington and Nicola Adams.
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Anthony Joshua is coming to Leeds next month

Anthony Joshua is coming to Leeds next month

He's currently sitting at the pinnacle of world sport.

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Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams OBE

Magnificent seven: The inspirational women YEP readers want to see honoured with a statue

A host of high-achieving women from Leeds have been named by readers as people they would most like to see honoured with a statue in the city.

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Nicola Adams (right) against Virginia Noemi Carcamo in the International Flyweight Contest at Manchester Arena. (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Nicola Adams eager for her first fight in Leeds for two decades

Nicola Adams is relishing the chance to fight in her home city of Leeds for the first time in over 20 years after a successful debut win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo on Saturday night.

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Nicola Adams (right) celebrates victory over Virginia Noemi Carcamo.

Adams’ debut victory as a professional paves way for Leeds homecoming

Nicola Adams paved the way for a glorious return to her home city of Leeds next month after sailing to a points win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo on her professional debut at the Manchester Arena.

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Nicola Adams (left) on her way to beating Virginia Noemi Carcamo in the International Flyweight Contest at Manchester Arena (Photo: PA)

'The Lioness' Nicola Adams wins first professional bout as she prepares for Leeds homecoming

Nicola Adams paved the way for a glorious return to her home city of Leeds next month after sailing to a points win over Argentina's Virginia Carcamo on her professional debut at the Manchester Arena.

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Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams OBE. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Nicola Adams set to take her first step on road to world title

Yorkshire’s Olympic heroine Nicola Adams is champing at the bit ahead of her professional debut at Manchester Arena tonight – which is planned to be step one en route to becoming champion of the world.

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