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Josh Warrington returns to Leeds for third defence of WBC Featherweight title

Josh Warringon Credit: PA

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30.

Warrington, 25, makes the third defence of the belt he won in April 2015 following wins against Joel Brunker and Hisashi Amagasa.

Warrington versus Hyland is a fight that we’ve looked to make in the past and it’s a real crossroads clash.

“Patrick has only had two defeats both in World title challenges, while Josh is set for his first shot at a World crown later this year – victory for both men on July 30 is vital.

– Eddie Hearn, promoter

Tickets are £30 to £60.

Young Hull boxers learn about Muhammad Ali

Boxers at Tommy Coyle's gym in Hull held a minutes silence for Ali Credit: ITV News

Young boxers in Hull have been learning about Muhammad Ali, whose funeral took place today.

Boxing champion Tommy Coyle has been telling youngsters about the heavyweight champions achievements both inside and outside the ring.

He also held a minute's silence in memory of the man known as 'The Greatest' at his gym in the city.

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The day Richard Dunn took on the mighty Muhammad Ali

Hero's welcome back home for Richard Dunn after the Muhammad Ali fight Credit: PA

For anyone who can remember 40 years ago - that's 1976 - it was the year of a record heatwave, Brotherhood of Man won the Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me" and James Callaghan became Labour Prime Minister.

But this very day 40 years ago, May the 24th, Bradford boxer Richard Dunn took on Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title - one of only four British boxers ever to take on 'The Greatest" - in Munich.

He may have lost the bout but his place in boxing history was assured. He'll be joining us on Calendar later but let's have a bit of a wallow in 1976 nostalgia.

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