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.
Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams has been meeting her fans in Leeds.
Hull's Olympic boxing hero Luke Campbell has received his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
The 25 year old has been honoured for his services to boxing after clinching bantamweight gold at London 2012. After receiving the honour, he joked that the Queen should pop along to his first professional fight in Hull next month.
Sheffield's Kell Brook will return to action with a rematch against the dangerous American Carson Jones on July the 13th in Hull.
The unbeaten welterweight should have been fighting Devon Alexander for the IBF world title in the US this weekend, but had to pull out with an ankle injury.
Instead he now faces a a difficult fight against Jones, who ran him close in a brutal battle in Sheffield last summer. But another victory would leave him well placed to secure another world title fight - possibly in December.
Also on the same bill at Hull KR's Craven Park is Olympic Gold Medallist Luke Campbell's eagerly awaited professional debut, while Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle clashes with Derry Mathews for the Commonwealth title.
“This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive night for British boxing,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
Tickets go on sale on Monday.
Hull boxer Luke Campbell has announced on his twitter account that his first fight as a professional will take place on Saturday 13th July at Craven Park. The Olympic gold medallist gave up his amateur status when he signed with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sports last month.
Yorkshire has a new world champion after Doncaster boxer Jamie McDonnell lifted the IBF bantamweight title in an epic battle with Mexican Julio Ceja. Our sports reporter Chris Dawkes heard what he had to say after the fight.
South Yorkshire's European bantamweight boxing champion Jamie McDonnell is out to make history today If he can beat Mexican Julio Ceja he'll become Doncaster's first ever world champion and Yorkshire's first since Junior Witter 7 years ago.
This weekend South Yorkshire boxer Jamie McDonnell is out to make history. If he can beat Mexican Julio Ceja he'll become Doncaster's first ever world champion and Yorkshire's first since Junior Witter 7 years ago.
Doncaster boxer Jamie McDonnell says he is confident of becoming the region's next world champion.
McDonnell, the current European bantamweight champion, takes on unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF world crown at the Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.
Ceja is unbeaten in 24 fights - 22 by knockout - but McDonnell is convinced he can beat him.
Doncaster boxer Jamie McDonnell says he is confident of becoming the region's next world champion - and Dennis Hobson, his promoter, says he will go down in history.
Undefeated Sheffield welterweight boxer Kell Brook has had his fight against American Devon Alexander postponed for a third time after Brook suffered a foot injury. The initial fight was due to take place in January but Brook sustained an ankle injury.
Then the rescheduled fight in February was cancelled after Alexander injured his bicep.
Jamie McDonnell will get his first crack at a world title in May, and it'll take place in his home town of Doncaster.
The 26 year old will face Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF Bantamweight belt on Saturday, May 11th at Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium.
Promoter Dennis Hobson is delighted with the news. "Both Jamie and I have long been determined for his world title fight to take place at his home stadium", he said.
McDonnell's lost just one of his 22 contests; Ceja has an unbeaten 24 fight record. It'll be his first fight outside Mexico.