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Rumble in the Humber: Coyle and Campbell face off

Olympic champion Luke Campbell and his one time mate Tommy Coyle came face to face today at the final press conference ahead of their world title eliminator at Hull KR's Craven Park on Saturday night.

The fight, which is being billed as the 'Rumble in the Humber' is bringing out the best of the city's friendly rivalries, as John Shires reports:

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Boxer Kid Galahad banned for two years

UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that former British, European and WBC International Super Bantamweight boxing champion Abdul Barry Awad, also known as Kid Galahad, has been suspended from all sport for two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Kid Galahad Credit: Press Association

25-year-old Awad from Sheffield, tested positive for a metabolite of stanozolol, an exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid, following an in-competition test on 20 September 2014, after a bout against former WBO Super Bantamweight champion and former WBC World Youth champion Adeilson Dos Santos.

Following the closure of all appeal windows, Awad has been banned from all competitive sport from 20 September 2014 until midnight on 19 September 2016.

Awad is also disqualified from his bout against Dos Santos and forfeits any associated prize money.

Leeds boxer to defend title in home city

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International and Commonwealth featherweight title in his home city in September.

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 24-year-old former dental technician will take on Australian Joel Brunker at the First Direct Arena in what will be the third defence of the title he won in Hull in November 2013.

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Nicola Adams reaches quarter-finals in Baku

Nicola Adams reached the last-eight at the European Games in Baku with a 3-0 win against Hungary's Katalin Ancsin.

Credit: Team GB

The Leeds boxer now faces Stoyka Petrova in the quarter-finals. She beat Petrova on the way to becoming boxing's first female Olympic champion in 2012 and has eight other wins over the Bulgarian, including one last month.

However, Petrova prevailed in last year's European Championship and Adams is looking forward to facing an old rival again.

I'm through to the next round and I'm really excited for the quarter finals and can't wait to get back in there on Monday.

We boxed in Spain a couple of weeks ago and I had the upper hand against her [Petrova] there and I'm hoping to improve on that performance and hopefully get another win.

I'm feeling excellent, ten times better than I was last year. It was really hard boxing in a competition with an injured shoulder but now I feel like myself and the jab is pumping out.

– Nicola Adams

Hull boxers to meet in Battle of Humber

Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle will clash in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title at Craven Park in Hull on August 1.

Luke Campbell Credit: Press Association

The Hull pair have been on a collision course over the last year and will come face-to-face at a public press conference at the City Hall in Hull tonight (Thursday June 11).

Tommy Coyle Credit: Press Association

The stage is set for the one of the biggest sporting events the city of Hull will ever see.

Two world-ranked lightweight contenders will battle it out in an official eliminator for the WBC World title – it's East versus West, a city divided with everything on the line. It's going to be an epic night for the city.

– Eddie Hearn, promoter

Nicola Adams named as Team GB flagbearer for Baku opening

The British Olympic Association has announced that LLeeds boxer Nicola Adams has been selected as the Team GB Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games on Friday 12 June.

Nicola Adams has been selected as Team GB's flagbearer for Baku 2015

To be representing Team GB at the first ever European Games is a great honour and being selected as the Flagbearer will be a truly unforgettable experience. I know that carrying the flag will be a very proud moment not only for me and my family but also for everyone who has supported my career up to this point.

I will always cherish the experience of leading Team GB into the stadium. I intend to use this honour to drive me on to perform as well as I can and encourage my teammates to be their best. I hope that this is just the start of a successful Games for Team GB.

– Nicola Adams

Twice world amateur champion, Adams shot to national fame when she became the first women ever to win a boxing gold medal at the Olympic Games in 2012. She added the Commonwealth Games title to her Olympic flyweight crown in Glasgow last year.

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