Boxing stars turned out for the reopening of a Sheffield gym that local companies have helped to recover from a raid by vandals.
Sheffield's Kell Brook has knocked out Hector Saldivia in three rounds to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF welterweight title.
Gold medal winning boxer Nicola Adams from Leeds was back home today. She says she's happy to be a role model for young people.
The new Leeds Arena stages its first big night of boxing on Saturday December 21.
Topping the bill is the battle between Darlington's Stuey Hall and South African Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF World Bantamweight crown.
The line-up also includes plenty of up-and-coming local talent. Calendar has been talking to promoter Dennis Hobson and Leeds fighters China Clarke and Steve Mennell.
More than 500 tickets have been sold for a Philippines typhoon fundraiser hosted by boxer Amir Khan.
At the event in Bradford tonight, there will also be a charity auction for memorabilia from footballing greats including Ronaldo and Messi and boxing memorabilia belonging to Khan himself.
– Amir Khan
"We've been overwhelmed by the support from the local community in Bradford already and we're hoping to raise thousands for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal this Sunday.
"The typhoon caused mass destruction across the Philippines and I'm honoured to be working with Islamic Relief to organise this dinner for such a good cause."
Boxer Amir Khan will host a fundraising dinner in Bradford tonight to help those in the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan.
When the Philippines disaster struck, the first person former boxing world champion Amir Khan said he thought of was his close friend Manny Pacquiao, winner of ten world titles
– Rizwan Malik, event organiser
"Manny Pacquaio is Filipino, and Amir Khan has visited the Philippines in the past. Amir and I met two weeks ago and he talked about how shocked he was. We had a lightbulb moment and decided on a fundraising dinner to support Islamic Relief's Philippines Appeal."
The dinner, at the Bradford Hilton at 6pm, is sold out.
Kell Brook has drawn up a three-man hitlist as he looks to move into boxing superstardom following his emphatic win over Vyacheslav Senchenko.
The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight is eager to square off with either domestic rival Amir Khan, IBF world champion Devon Alexander or American star Adrien Broner in the next six months.
Brook, who has been on the verge of a world title shot for the last year, underlined his credentials with a fourth-round stoppage of Ricky Hatton's conqueror Senchenko in Sheffield on Saturday.
Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medallist Anthony Joshua will step back in the ring for his second professional fight in his "second home" of Sheffield.
Londoner Joshua - who trained for the Olympics at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield - claimed a spectacular first round KO win against the Italian Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena last weekend, but will have little time to bask in the glory of his debut success.
He'll take on Paul Butlin at the Motorpoint Arena on October 26. Joshua said: “I’ve got great memories of my time with Team GB in Sheffield. The English Institute of Sport was a second home over the last few years and it’s nice that my second fight will be there. "
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook says his upcoming fight against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko will his toughest to date.
Kell, who's still the mandatory challenger for a world title shot, will face the man who effectively ended Ricky Hatton's professional career last year at the Sheffield Arena next month. Still unbeaten, Brook says he's overcome the injury's that thwarted his shot at a world title earlier this year.
Women in Hull are being encouraged to try out their boxing skills at another two new fitness sessions based around the sport starting next week. The classes are part of the ongoing Active Women Hull campaign that aims to encourage more ladies into regular physical activity.
- Monday 16th September
- Ladies 14 and over
- Saint Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre
- OR Woodford Leisure Centre
Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook will return to his home city in October to face the man who ended Ricky Hatton's career. The unbeaten 27-year-old will face Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26 at Sheffield Arena.
After missing out on a World title fight against IBF Champion Devon Alexander through injury, Brook returned to action with an impressive win over Carson Jones in Hull two weeks ago. Ukrainian veteran Senchenko has lost just one of his 33 fights.
Leeds boxer Adil Anwar is out to make history by becoming the first British Pakistani to win a British title. He fights current light-welterweight champion Darren Hamilton in Liverpool tomorrow night.