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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons, Kal Sajad and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. 'She will fight for a world title in the next year'

    Nicola Adams beats Maryan Salazar with third-round stoppage

    Jason Spencer, who helps train Nicola Adams and was in her corner tonight, expects great things from the great Brit.

    He tells BT Sport: "She will be fighting for a world title at some point in the next year. She will be ready soon.

    "She is putting her punches together, she is working behind the jab and doing a great job."

  2. 'I loved every minute of it'

    Nicola Adams beats Maryan Salazar with third-round stoppage

    Some quotes from Nicola Adams, who has just been talking to BT Sport. She says: "This was right up there (with other achievements) and there is nothing like the support I have got from my home crowd, my home town. I just want to say thank you for everyone who has come to support me.

    "It was amazing, I loved every minute of it. The crowd were pumping me up. The more they were cheering, the more I was throwing.

    "The three-minute rounds made a difference I could settle and see where I was throwing my punches. I wasn't even thinking of the stoppage, I just knew with the three minute rounds I knew I would get one.

    "I need to be improved all over but I know what I need to do."

    Nicola Adams
  3. 'Brilliant'

    Samantha Quek, part of the British women's team that won hockey gold at the Rio Olympics, has been impressed with what she has seen.

  4. 'What a homecoming'

    Nicola Adams beats Maryan Salazar with third-round stoppage


    Nicola Adams beats Maryan Salazar with third-round stoppage

    Another attack at the start of the third round. And it is all over.

    A flurry of lefts and right leave Salazar with nowhere to go and it is not long before the referee dives in to save the Mexican from any further punishment.

    Nicola Adams
  6. Post update

    Round 2 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Bigger, stronger, faster. That's Adams. A right uppercut, left hook combination from Adams finds the target and Salazar is gamely still coming forward, but there looks to be a gap in quality.

    Another Adams assault at the end of the second, and only the bell saves Maryan Salazar.

    Nicola Adams
  7. Post update

    Round 2 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Nicola Adams piles on the pressure in the second round, forcing her opponent against the ropes. An impressive first five minutes to this fight from Adams. It looks like she wants to make a statement tonight.

    Nicola Adams
  8. Post update

    Round 1 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    A strong opening round from Nicola Adams as she throws more, and lands more than her Mexican opponent.

    "You are killing her with the jab, killing her," Adams is told by her corner.

    Nicola Adams
  9. 'One of their own'

    Round 1 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

  10. Post update

    Round 1 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    'Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire' roar the home fans, and a strong right hand from Adams lifts the volume another notch.

    The First Direct Arena in Leeds could well be the setting for some memorable boxing nights in the future.

  11. Post update

    Round 1 - Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    And here we go. Nicola Adams quickly throws a straight left, to rock her opponent's head back.

  12. Salazar looking to spoil the party

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    So what do we know about Nicola Adams' opponent?

    Maryan Salazar is from Aguascalientes in Mexico and has lost just once in six bouts. 

    The choice of a Mexican opponent is deliberate from Adams' team - two of the current world champions in the flyweight division hail from South American nation and Adams has made no secret of the fact she is already eyeing up a world title in the professional ranks. 

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar
  13. Head to Head

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Despite Adams' stellar amateur record, she is still a newcomer to the professional game. Her opponent has gone the distance in each of her six outings - meaning she has fought eight times as many rounds as the home fighter. 

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar
  14. Great reception for Adams

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    And here comes Nicola Adams, who calls herself the Lioness.

    There are roars of a lion played out over the sound system in Leeds as she is seen, followed by roars of appreciation from her home fans.

    It is a great reception at the First Direct Arena, a standing ovation from the home crowd. Before she has even thrown a punch tonight. Incredible support.

  15. Adams wants smaller gloves

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Nicola Adams influence on women's boxing goes beyond her perfomances inside the ring. 

    After securing longer rounds, the flyweight says her next mission is to lobby for changes in glove sizes. 

    Current rules are that all female boxers must wear 10oz gloves, whereas it's 8oz for the men who fight in weight classes up to welterweight.

    Nicola Adams
  16. Longer rounds for Adams

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Nicola Adams' bout this evening will be over four three-minute rounds, rather than the two minute rounds which have become the norm for women's boxing. 

    Her request to extend the length of rounds was granted by the British Boxing Board of Control. 

    After winning her first professional fight, Adams said the shorter rounds limited her from finding her rhythm

    Nicola Adams
  17. Post update

    Nicola Adams v Maryan Salazar

    Right, it is time for Nicola Adams.

  18. Get Involved #bbcboxing

    Who is your favourite current British boxer? Why?

    Greg Randles: Has to be Kell Brook for me, amazing boxing skills and showed guts to go up in weight and get in with Gennady Golovkin.

    Wes: Has to be Tony Bellew, every time people doubt him he proves them wrong.

    Tony Bellew
  19. Gavin with unconvincing win

    Earlier tonight, Birmingham's Frankie Gavin failed to impress as he laboured to a points victory over Renald Garrido in a super-welterweight contest. 

    Gavin, 31, has drawn criticism after failing to make weight for a second consecutive time. 

    He won on the referee's card with a score of 78-75 but never looked like stopping the Frenchman. 

    Gavin, once one of Great Britain's best amateurs and tipped for future stardom, has struggled in the professional ranks. 

    Since turning pro in 2009, and then racing to 19 consecutive wins, he lost three out of seven of his fights before tonight.  That included a sixth round stoppage against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. 

    Frankie Gavin
  20. Olympian Kelly marches on

    Josh Kelly beats Jony Vina (fourth-round stoppage)

    In Birmingham, Olympian Josh Kelly looked clinical in a fourth-round stoppage over Spain's Jony Vina.

    Kelly, 23, represented Great Britain in Rio last year and has now won both his two professional fights.

    After dropping his opponent with a right hand, the Sunderland welterweight then produced a flurry of shots, leaving the referee with no choice but to halt proceedings. 

    Josh Kelly