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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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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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