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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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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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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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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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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 (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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Nicola Adams during the weigh-in at The Printworks, Manchester. Picture date: Friday April 7, 2017. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Leeds boxing golden girl Nicola is all fired-up for professional debut this weekend

Leeds’s Olympic heroine Nicola Adams is champing at the bit ahead of her professional debut at Manchester Arena tomorrow night (Saturday) – which is planned to be step one en route to becoming champion of the world.

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Nicola and Marlen pictured together (Instagram @marlen_esparza)

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams finds love with ring rival

Leeds's Olympic boxing hero Nicola Adams has revealed that she has found love ahead of her first professional bout - with a rival fighter.

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Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

The Leeds triathletes have appeared on the latest Debrett's 500 list, which includes some of the most inspiring Britons from a range of fields.
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Alistair Brownlee (left) and Nick Skelton with The Duke of Cambridge during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire.

SPOTY 2016: Leeds sporting heroes in the spotlight

IT MAY have been Andy Murray who took the title, but there was still plenty for Leeds to be proud of tonight as viewers of BBC Sports Personality of the Year were reminded about the successes of the city’s sporting heroes.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams during her flyweight semi final match against China's Ren Cancan

Rio 2016: History and the future of boxing in the hands of a smiling Nicola Adams

Boxing has taken a battering in Rio. Step forward Nicola Adams with the chance to put the smile back on the face of her beloved sport.

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Rio 2016: Nicola Adams eyes Olympic history – again

Music awards, movie premieres and meetings with the Queen.

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Kirkstall Abbey taken from the air. PIC: Patrick O Frani

From Damaged Goods to Don Revie, our definitive A-Z guide to Leeds

Think you know Leeds? Well think again: we present the latest in our definitive A-Z guides to Yorkshire’s towns and cities with a look at Leeds.

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