Women's boxing is becoming more and more popular. Around 50,000 women go to weekly classes in the UK - and the South East is no exception. They take up boxing as a way of keeping fit and gaining confidence. Jade Scott explains.
Two young women from Southampton are striking a blow for equality in one of the last male dominated sports - boxing.
Although women's boxing has been an Olympic sport now for two Games - with Britain's Nicola Adams twice bringing home gold - they believe it doesn't get recognition it deserves.
They've enlisted the help of Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, to encourage girls down to the gym.
The team behind the Brighton boxer Chris Eubank Junior have issued a statement reacting to the news that Nick Blackwell has awoken from the induced coma he was put into after suffering internal bleeding following their Middleweight championship bout at Wembley last month.
Blackwell's promoters, Hennessy Sports revealed that the Wiltshire-based boxer was awake earlier today.
Team Eubank held a press conference the day after the fight. Today they issued the following statement:
The promoters of the Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell has confirmed that he has awoken from the induced coma he was put into, after suffering internal bleeding following his fight with the Brighton-based boxer Chris Eubank Junior.
It was revealed today that 25-year-old Blackwell, who was found to have a bleed on the skull after the bout, awoke on Saturday. He was able to speak to his family and friends on Sunday. His team said that he had not required an operation, and awoke after staff at St Mary's hospital in London gradually reduced the sedatives he was being given.
Today Blackwell's opponent, Chris Eubank Junior from Sussex, has sent best wishes to him via social media:
Nick Blackwell's promoters issued this statement on behalf of his family:
A former boxing promoter from Kent, who was one of the biggest names in the sport, has spoken about the decision to live as a woman.
Frank Maloney, known as Kellie, says she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a female.
Kellie has told ITV News that coming out was like a 'complete release'.
This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Kellie Maloney, boxing trainer Charlie Rumble and Sarah Savage from Trans Pride Brighton.
Boxing bouts will he held again in Winchester after a 30-year absence. Andrew Pate has the details.
Kent MP Laura Sandys met aspiring Olympians at one of their training sessions at the Hornets Boxing Academy in Newington, Ramsgate.
After the visit, Laura said: “It was great to visit this relatively new boxing club that has real ambition to develop Olympic champions. The Academy is providing aspiring professional boxers with a place to train as well as coaching.
"They held their first large tournament in Ramsgate a fortnight ago and are hoping to host lots more in the future. It is an exciting project in Newington and I very much hope that in a few years, we may have a boxer from Thanet competing -and winning- an Olympic gold medal."
Ricky Hatton's bid to relaunch his boxing has been dramatically ended in Manchester.
Despite a solid start to the bout, he took a heavy body shot from Vyacheslav Senchenko that finished the fight.