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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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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 OBE, celebrating her 2nd professional fight win.

‘I’ve never felt better’ insists Nicola Adams after impressive Leeds win

LEEDS’S 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 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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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 post fight with Wladimir Klitschko following the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium, London. (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Fight with Fury ‘would bring massive attention’ – Joshua

Anthony Joshua has set his sights on fighting a “real villain” as he plans his next move after overcoming Wladimir Klitschko in an epic showdown at Wembley.

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Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Wladimir Klitschko

Joshua on top of the world after thrilling victory at Wembley

ANTHONY JOSHUA dragged himself up off the canvas to win a pulsating classic against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium – announcing himself as the number one heavyweight in the world in the process.

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Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of a pulsating heavyweight contest at Wembley Stadium

Joshua comes through troubled waters to win Klitschko thriller

Anthony Joshua survived a huge knockdown to recover and seal a sensational 11th-round stoppage win against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

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Hull's Luke Campbell edged out tricky Colombian Darleys Perez at Wembley Stadium

Sluggish Campbell sees off tricky Colombian Perez

Hull's Luke Campbell overcame tricky Colombian Darleys Perez at Wembley after the latter pulled out in the ninth following an arm injury.
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Anthony Joshua (left) and Wladimir Klitschko. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

Joshua v Klitschko - ‘No fear’ for Anthony Joshua as he looks to land knockout blow

EVERYONE thought the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, was crazy to agree to a fight with the devastating knockout machine George Foreman back in 1974.

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Campbell buzzing for Wembley

Hull’s Luke Campbell is hoping an impressive win against Colombian Darleys Perez on the huge Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko card at Wembley Stadium will catapult him towards greater things.

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Former Scarborough boxer Nina Mienka

Former Scarborough boxer set to fight Katie Taylor on Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko undercard

Boxer Nina Meinke has been announced as Katie Taylor's opponent on the huge Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko card next weekend .

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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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