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Nicola Adams withdraws from tournament after burglary

Leeds boxer Nicola Adams has withdrawn from this weekend's English National Championships after a burglary at her home in Leeds.

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Adams and other family members were at home at the time but were not aware of the break-in. Burglars took two cars, training kit and valuable personal possessions.

Adams had been due to contest the women's 51kg flyweight division including a prospective final showdown against her Great Britain rival Lisa Whiteside.

Nothing makes me prouder than boxing on home ground with the support I get from the nation.

So, after much thought and discussion with England Boxing, I'm deeply regretful to have to pull out. It's not an easy time for me and my family. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support - the boxing team, the police and all my supporters.

– Nicola Adams

Adams had been due to fight on Saturday in what would have been her first fight in England since her gold medal triumph at London 2012.


Boxing twins from Doncaster drop into Calendar studio

This coming Thursday, Doncaster's world boxing champion Jamie McDonnell will fly out to Texas to prepare for his biggest challenge to date.

He takes on fellow world champion, unbeaten Tomoki Kameda from Japan, in a bantamweight unification fight on 9th May.

Jamie and his twin brother Gavin, a European super bantamweight champion, joined Duncan and Christine in the ITV Calendar studio:

Kell Brook runs Sheffield half marathon

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook took part in the Sheffield half marathon at the weekend.

The welterweight world champion ran the 13.1 mile Yorkshire Half Marathon course for the Children's Hospital Charity and completed the course in one hour 35 minutes.


Josh Warrington thanks fans after winning title eliminator

Josh Warrington moved one step closer to world title glory with a points win over Denis Tubeiron in Leeds on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old extended his unbeaten record to 21 fights with a unanimous 119-109, 119-110, 119-109 points decision.

Afterwards he thanked the fans:

Josh Warrington hoping to move a step closer to world title glory

On Saturday night, Josh Warrington headlines a bill at the Leeds Arena in front of over 11,000 when he takes on Filipino Denis Turbieron for the WBC International Featherweight crown.

It's been a meteoric rise for the 24-year-old fighter from Leeds - as he looks to take the next step on a road which he hopes will lead to a world title.

Chris Dawkes has been speaking to him down at the arena:

Kell Brook: Gavin won't be able to cope with my speed and power

Kell Brook believes he'll have too much for Frankie Gavin when the pair enter the ring at the O2 Arena on May 30.

Brook puts his IBF world welterweight title on the line for the second time when he takes of Birmingham fighter Gavin.

I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait. I respect Frankie for stepping up, he has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final eliminator against Tim Bradley it made sense for him to take the challenge. I feel like I’m unbeatable right now and Gavin isn’t going to be able to cope with my speed and power on fight night.

– Kell Brook

Kell Brook to face Frankie Gavin in all-British clash

Kell Brook will defend his welterweight world title against Frankie Gavin in an all-British clash in London next month.

Kell Brook secured a 4th round stoppage win over Jo Jo Dan last month. Credit: Press Association

Brook, who defended his title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan at the Sheffield Arena last month, will headline a pay-per-view show at the O2 Arena on May 30.

Gavin, 29, from Birmingham is the only English boxer to win a World Amateur Championship. However, he failed in his attempt to dethrone European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu last year.

Brook had been targeting a lucrative bout with Bolton's Amir Khan.

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