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Manchester boxer Stacey Copeland all set for professional debut

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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Boxing legend Freddie Roach stuns customers by stopping off for a chippy tea in Bury

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.

No more Mr Nice Guy for Crolla in title bout

Anthony Crolla is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

But the Manchester boxer has turned to his dark side in the build up to his world title rematch with Jorge Linares.

Anthony Crolla Credit: ITV Granada

Crolla lost his WBA Lightweight title to the Venezuelan in his home city last September.

He returns to the arena tomorrow night looking for revenge.

And as Chris Hall reports this time there's no more Mr Nice Guy.


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