Historians have pieced together the story of a boxer, from Manchester, who was denied a British title shot in the 1920s because he was black.
Len Johnson was kept from reaching the peak of his sport, because boxing regulations banned title bouts between anyone except white fighters.
Those who have researched his story say the sport's organisers believed seeing black and white fighters square-up, for boxing's greatest prizes, would have "challenged the foundations" of the British Empire.
Len did win a "Northern area" title, and an "Empire" title in Australia, but was never permitted to challenge for any of the official British titles.
He eventually quit boxing in frustration, turning to politics to fight racism. The fighter joined the civil defence services to rescue people from bombed-out houses during World War Two.
Manchester boxer Tyson Fury has taken inspiration from the farm as he prepares for his heavyweight showdown with Derek Chisora at the Phones 4u Arena on July 26th.
Our sports correspondent Mike Hall has been to see him as he trains with a tractor.
It was a great weekend for North West boxing, with Paul Butler from Ellesmere Port becoming boxing's new world Bantamweight champion and Stacey Copeland and Natasha Jonas both winning silver medals at the Women's European Championships.
All three fighters popped into MediaCity for a chat.
Ellesmere Port boxer Paul Butler has a world title shot up in Newcastle tomorrow.
He is taking on the IBF Bantamweight champion, Stuart Hall, at the Metro Arena.
It is only the second time Butler has fought at this weight.
Liverpool's Natasha Jonas has guaranteed herself a medal at the EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships in Bucharest, Romania.
Fighting in the 64kg category, she recorded a unanimous win over Italy's Valentina Alberti and joins Stockport's Stacey Copeland in Friday's semi-finals.
Blackpool boxer Brian Rose, who walked away from the sport five years ago, is now preparing for the fight of his life.Read the full story ›
Excitement is building around the heavyweight grudge match between Manchester's Tyson Fury against Dereck Chisora.
The pair clash in Fury's home city in July.
Fury has been speaking to our sports correspondent David Chisnall at the launch of his new gym.
Amir Khan will invite Floyd Mayweather to his home in Bolton in the hope of hammering out a deal to fight him.
Khan is back in the North West after his impressive win on his welterweight debut against Luis Collazo in Las Vegas.
He's also preparing for another very important first, he's about to become a dad.
Daniel Hewitt has been speaking to the Bolton boxer.
Derry Mathews became British lightweight champion for a second time after a split decision victory over Martin Gethin.Read the full story ›
A huge night awaits Bolton's Amir Khan tomorrow as he takes on Luis Collazo in Las Vegas.
Here's Chris Hall's preview of the big fight.