Anthony Crolla turned down opportunities to fight in Las Vegas and Monaco in favour of a return to Manchester Arena.
Crolla will meet Scotland's Ricky Burns in a lightweight contest on October 7th as he attempts to secure another world title shot.
He told Granada Reports it was important to return to the arena for one of the venue's first events since May's terrorist attack.
Tyson Fury has backed his cousin Hughie to follow in his footsteps and win the world heavyweight title.
Hughie will fight for the WBO heavyweight crown against defending champion Joseph Parker at the Manchester Arena on September 23rd.
He had been scheduled to challenge the New Zealander in Auckland on May 6th until injury forced his withdrawal a fortnight before.
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Liverpool boxer Natasha Jonas is ready to step into the ring for her professional debut.
Natasha represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics and retired from the sport two years ago to start a family.
But a shot in the pro ranks has tempted her out of retirement. She faces Monika Antonik in Newcastle on Friday night.
She's been speaking to David Chisnall.
Manchester boxer Stacey Copeland made a winning start to her professional career with a points victory over Bulgaria's Borislava Goranova.
A former footballer and FA Cup finalist, she has spent the last six years fighting as an amateur.
ITV Granada's Mike Hall spent the day with Stacey and her team for an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes.
Manchester boxer Stacey Copeland admits she is both nervous and excited as she prepares to make her professional debut on Friday night.
Stacey, who previously played football for Manchester City and England, is the latest British fighter to switch to the professional ranks.
She tops the bill at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Trafford Park, against Bulgaria's Borislava Goranova.
Mike Hall has been to see her in training.
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Scott Quigg speaks to ITV Granada ahead of his first fight under new trainer Freddie Roach.
The Bury featherweight moved to Los Angeles earlier this year to work with Roach at the Wild Card gym.
He is back home for Saturday's IBF World Featherweight eliminator against Viorel Simion at Wembley Stadium.
Quigg and Roach spoke to Mike Hall.
Boxing legend Freddie Roach stunned staff and customers when he dropped in at the Bury chippy run by the grandmother of Scott Quigg.
The Hall of Fame trainer was treated to fish, chips and mushy peas at Brandlesholme Chippy where he was served by Scott's gran, Sheila.
The American has been staying in Bury in the build-up to Quigg's fight with Romania's Viorel Simion at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
He has been training Quigg for the last 10 weeks at his famous Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.
Sadly for Scott, he was sent home to rest. His chippy tea must wait until after Saturday's showdown.
ITV Granada's Mike Hall caught up with Freddie and coach Gavin MacMillan over their fish supper.
Liverpool's Natasha Jonas has announced she's coming out of retirement and turning professional.
Natasha made history five years ago when she became Britain's first ever female fighter to qualify for an Olympic Games.
She says she has unfinished business in the sport.
David Chisnall reports.
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