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Knight Family headline LPW wrestling show in Leeds

The Knight Family, related to WWE star Paige, will be among the guests for Leeds Pro Wrestling’s ‘High Voltage’ show which is being staged at St Chad’s Parish Centre on Otley Road on Saturday, September 2.

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Leeds boxer Qais Ashfaq. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Boxing: Ashfaq has world title in his sights under David Haye’s management

QAIS ASHFAQ admits he has left the amateur game with unfinished business.

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Luke Campbell

Hull’s Campbell to fight unbeaten Linares in Los Angeles

Luke Campbell will fight Jorge Linares for the WBA and WBC lightweight belts in Los Angeles on September 23.

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Nicola Adams.

Nicola Adams won’t gamble her career on a Las Vegas dream

NICOLA Adams could be on her way to Las Vegas but Yorkshire’s double Olympic champion is prepared to take a patient approach before tackling the bright lights of a world title fight.

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WIN MMA big fight tickets to see ACB 65 debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

WIN: Big fight tickets to see ACB 65 Mixed Martial Arts debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Cage fighting superstar Conor McGregor's forthcoming square up with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge interest in Mixed Martial Arts, on MMA - and we're giving you the chance to see what all the fuss is about for FREE!
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South Yorkshire cage fighters Ricardo Franco, Sam 'The Hurricane' Halliday and  and Sam Boult on the ACB 65 world title bill at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

Yorkshire cage fighters on ACB 65 world title bill at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Trash talking cage fighter Conor McGregor's forthcoming battle with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge global interest in MMA and three Yorkshire fighters are hoping to make a knockout impact this weekend.
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Layla Black.

Young Leeds stars to represent England at Commonwealth Youth Games

THE City Of Leeds Swimming Club will be triply represented at next week’s Commonwealth Youth Games, already awash with success after a record-breaking European Junior Championships in Israel.

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GOING PRO: Leeds boxing ace Qais Ashfaq. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Boxing: Ashfaq hails ‘special’ time after turning pro with Haye

LEEDS boxing ace Qais Ashfaq has hailed “the start of something special” after turning professional under former world heavyweight champion David Haye.

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New-found freedom for Leeds’s own Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams is relishing her new-found freedom as a professional boxer as she plans to return to the ring towards the end of the year. Nicola, who was born in Leeds, saw off Maryan Salazar in May in her second paid contest since opting to switch after the successful defence of her Olympic title.

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ACB Light-Heavyweight Champion Thiago Silva defends his belt against undefeated Russian prospect Batraz Agnaev at Sheffield Arena on July 22.

BREAKING: Mixed Martial Arts to debut at Sheffield Arena with Thiago Silva v Batraz Agnaev ACB world title

Fight fans in Sheffield got some knock out news today - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is making its debut at the Arena with a ACB world title fight and world class undercard later this month.
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White collar boxing banned at Leeds venue after mass brawl

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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PIC: James Hardisty

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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