Nicola Adams OBE
Before May 2017 Nicola Adams last fought in her home city 20 years ago. It was well worth the wait. After turning professional in January the fight at the Leeds Arena was her second bout of the year and she got a fabulous reception from the partisan home crowd. Fans got exactly what they wanted with a fiery display from the double Olympic champion as the referee stopped the fight after 35 seconds of the third round. With promoter Frank Warren confident that he can get Adams a world title shot sooner rather than later this is just the latest exciting chapter in one of sport’s great stories.