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Natasha Gale handed her shot at Commonwealth Games medal glory in Australia

LEEDS’ European champion Natasha Gale has been named as one of 12 boxers set to represent England at April’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia.

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Flyweight Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years. (Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Yorkshire boxer Muhammad Ali hit with two-year ban for steroid use

Keighley’s British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for a steroid last year, the sport’s world governing body AIBA has announced.

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Leeds boxer Qais Ashfaq.

Leeds Olympian Qais Ashfaq signs up with Matchroom Boxing

Yorkshire Olympian Qais Ashfaq has signed with Matchroom Boxing in a bid to kickstart his professional career.

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VIDEO – Boxing: Warrington predicts world-title holder Selby will melt in Elland Road cauldron

JOSH WARRINGTON believes his world title opponent Lee Selby will crumble in a white-hot atmosphere at Elland Road with the fighter describing the city’s partisan fans as “a different breed”.

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Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington will fight Lee Selby at Elland Road on May 19

VIDEO: Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington to fight Lee Selby for world title at Elland Road

Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington will fight Lee Selby for the IBF World Featherweight title at Elland Road - the home of Warrington's beloved Leeds United, it has been announced.
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Josh Warrington's win over Dennis Ceylan in Leeds last October got him a shot at the IBF featherweight title.

Leeds fighter Josh Warrington vows to exploit Lee Selby’s ‘weak points’

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will make his first attempt to claim a world title when he fights IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby in May.

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There’s not many fights left in me, says returning Kell Brook

Kell Brook is facing a fight with Father Time and he wants to make sure he gets his best work in early.

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Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker in Cardiff in March.

Parker fight is next step to world domination for Joshua

Anthony Joshua will continue his quest to be crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when he faces New Zealander Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31.

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Josh Warrington celebrates beating Dennis Ceylan.

Big year for ‘Leeds Warrior’ Warrington in and out of the ring

Josh Warrington is eyeing a twin celebration in 2018 – in and out of the boxing ring.

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Set to shine: Leeds diver 
Lois Toulson. Picture: James Hardisty

Flying the flag for Yorkshire in 2018

THE lack of a major multi-sports extravaganza denied Yorkshire’s army of talented athletes from another impressive medal haul in the year after the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Leeds boxing brothers Ellis and Hope Price, both of whom have won notable titles this year, pictured at The Hunslet Club.
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Price is right for brothers to deliver knockout blow

WITH a European Championship silver and bronze medal between them, 2017 has been quite the year for Leeds boxing brothers Hope and Ellis Price.

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My way: Natasha Gale at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield where she is training to emulate her heroine Nicola Adams, just dont dare suggest she is the next Adams. (Picture: Andrew Roe)

Weekend Interview: Natasha Gale plots own route out of Nicola Adams’s shadow

YORKSHIRE’S rising star of women’s boxing Natasha Gale is fully aware that comparisons will be drawn between herself and double Olympic champion Nicola Adams.

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Leeds boxer Nicola Adams.

Nicola Adams looking to put down a world title marker in Canada

Nicola Adams will fight abroad for the first time as a professional when she takes on Soledad Macedo in Quebec in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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Kell Brook returns to action in Sheffield in March

Brook stepping up bid to become two-weight world champion

Kell Brook will begin his move to super-welterweight by fighting Sergey Rabchenko at Sheffield Arena on March 3.

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Josh Warrington celebrates after beating Dennis Ceylan at the First Direct Arena, Leeds in October (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

World champion Lee Selby indicates he is ready to fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road

leeds featherweight Josh Warrington will quietly “keep his focus” after world champion Lee Selby confirmed he was ready to clash with the Yorkshireman in a world title fight next year.

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Lee Selby celebrates after beating Eduardo Ramirez in their IBF World Featherweight Championship bout at the Copper Box, London last night.

Lee Selby calls for showdown with rival Josh Warrington

Lee Selby called for a showdown with Leeds boxer Josh Warrington after successfully defending his IBF world featherweight title against Eduardo Ramirez.

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Conor Loftus. Picture: GB Boxing.

Boxer Conor Loftus aims to put down an Olympic marker at GB Championships

LEEDS boxer Conor Loftus admits the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be at the forefront of every boxer’s mind at tonight’s GB Boxing Championships at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield.

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Jamie McDonnell's first meeting with Liborio Solis in Monte Carlo last November (Pictures: Lawrence Lustig)

McDonnell to silence critics once and for all

Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell will look to silence his critics by defeating Liborio Solis for a second time in Monte Carlo tonight.

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Muhammad Ali.

Keighley boxer Muhammad Ali facing long ban after testing positive for a steroid

Keighley boxer Muhammad Ali is facing a long ban after testing positive for a steroid in April, the sport’s international federation AIBA has confirmed.

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