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.

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.

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.

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.”

16-year-old cricketer Max Chappell and 11-year-old boxer Abby Briggs.

Briggs and Chappell are the latest stars in the making at Hunslet Club

THE HUNSLET Club have been accustomed to sporting success over recent years.

Nicola Adams, who this summer won her second Olympic gold medal.

Leeds boxing star Nicola Adams tells all on Desert Island Discs

Leeds’s Double Olympic winning boxer Nicola Adams has revealed the price of fame during a radio appearance in which she opened up about how her life has changed since winning Gold at London 2012.

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Nicola Adams.

Boxing: Leeds’s own Nicola Adams set to turn professional after being left out of GB squad

Nicola Adams is set to turn professional before Christmas after being left out of the Great Britain squad for the European Championships in Bulgaria later this month.

Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Adams is pictured with MOBO awards founder Kanya King and her gold paving stone on Cookridge Street. PIC: Simon Hulme

Nicola Adams: Stone revealed for Olympic gold medal winning Leeds boxer

“Tell me I can’t and that’s why I will.”

Referee Mickey Vann declares Johnny Nelson the winner of his fight against Steve Mormino in April 1989.

Boxing: Leeds veteran Vann to referee his final bout in Ireland

THE FINAL bell is set to ring on Leeds boxing legend Mickey Vann’s stellar career.

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IBF Youth World Middleweight champion Reece Cartwright, right.

Boxing: Ambitious Leeds middleweight Cartwright wants to be world’s best

Halton Moor-raised boxer Reece Cartwright defends his IBF Youth middleweight title in Leeds later this month and hopes it will be another step to the bright lights of Las Vegas and world titles. Lee Sobot reports.

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Video: Leeds boxing hero Josh’s charity support packs a meaty punch

He’s proved he has the perfect recipe for success in the boxing ring.

Jack Bateson.

Leeds boxer Bateson’s ripe for battle at bantamweight

FOR Leeds boxer Jack Bateson, the summer of 2016 will always be remembered as a case of what might have been.


Wortley pair pack a punch in Ireland

Two Leeds girls have brought gold and silver boxing medals back to a gym in Wortley.

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Shax hoping to ‘Rise from the Ashes’ in Harehills wrestling show

AHEAD of their latest ‘Rise from the Ashes’ show at Harehills Working Men’s Club on Saturday evening, the YEP caught up with one of LPW Wrestling’s competitors.

White collar boxers ready for Leeds Royal Armouries bout

White collar boxers ready for Leeds Royal Armouries bout

A novice boxer from Leeds will step into the ring for the first time as part of a white collar fight night at the Royal Armouries.


Kell Brook convinced Leeds’ Reece Cartwright can reach top of his game

RISING Leeds boxing star Reece Cartwright has been tipped for the top by Sheffield’s Kell Brook after sparring with ‘Special K’ ahead of his date with destiny in London tonight.

Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Leeds boxer Nicola Adams celebrates winning gold (Photo: PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Nicola Adams creates boxing history with second gold medal

Nicola Adams paid her own way to her first World Championships and was facing the prospect of giving up her sport and returning to college when women’s boxing was finally voted into the Olympics in 2009.

Leeds's own Nicola Adams with her gold medal following victory over France's Sarah Ourahmoune in the women's flyweight final at the Riocentro 6. PIC: PA

Made in Leeds: Nicola Adams becomes first British boxer in 92 years to retain Olympic title

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro.

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