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Kell Brook runs Sheffield half marathon

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook took part in the Sheffield half marathon at the weekend.

The welterweight world champion ran the 13.1 mile Yorkshire Half Marathon course for the Children's Hospital Charity and completed the course in one hour 35 minutes.

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Josh Warrington thanks fans after winning title eliminator

Josh Warrington moved one step closer to world title glory with a points win over Denis Tubeiron in Leeds on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old extended his unbeaten record to 21 fights with a unanimous 119-109, 119-110, 119-109 points decision.

Afterwards he thanked the fans:

Josh Warrington hoping to move a step closer to world title glory

On Saturday night, Josh Warrington headlines a bill at the Leeds Arena in front of over 11,000 when he takes on Filipino Denis Turbieron for the WBC International Featherweight crown.

It's been a meteoric rise for the 24-year-old fighter from Leeds - as he looks to take the next step on a road which he hopes will lead to a world title.

Chris Dawkes has been speaking to him down at the arena:

Kell Brook: Gavin won't be able to cope with my speed and power

Kell Brook believes he'll have too much for Frankie Gavin when the pair enter the ring at the O2 Arena on May 30.

Brook puts his IBF world welterweight title on the line for the second time when he takes of Birmingham fighter Gavin.

I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait. I respect Frankie for stepping up, he has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final eliminator against Tim Bradley it made sense for him to take the challenge. I feel like I’m unbeatable right now and Gavin isn’t going to be able to cope with my speed and power on fight night.

– Kell Brook

Kell Brook to face Frankie Gavin in all-British clash

Kell Brook will defend his welterweight world title against Frankie Gavin in an all-British clash in London next month.

Kell Brook secured a 4th round stoppage win over Jo Jo Dan last month. Credit: Press Association

Brook, who defended his title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan at the Sheffield Arena last month, will headline a pay-per-view show at the O2 Arena on May 30.

Gavin, 29, from Birmingham is the only English boxer to win a World Amateur Championship. However, he failed in his attempt to dethrone European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu last year.

Brook had been targeting a lucrative bout with Bolton's Amir Khan.

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Vinnie Jones to carry Josh Warrington's belts ahead of world title eliminator

Josh Warrington will be joined by Hollywood star Vinnie Jones on his ringwalk for Saturday's world title eliminator with Dennis Tubieron.

“I always like to have a Leeds legend walk me to the ring. We’ve had Jamie Peacock, Dominic Matteo, and this time around we’ve gone all the way and Vinnie will be beside me," Warrington told Sky Sports.

Unbeaten Warrington, 24, takes the hard-hitting Tubeiron in Leeds on Saturday night aiming to secure a crack at the WBC featherweight champion Jhonny González.

Vinnie’s the man, he was loved at Leeds. It’s an absolute honour to have him beside us.

– Josh Warrington

Warrington's opponent watches on ahead of title fight

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington had an interested spectator watching him during a public workout at the Light Shopping centre in the city this lunchtime.

Josh's opponent on Saturday night, Dennis Tubieron, was there to see if he could pick up any tips ahead of their WBC International featherweight clash at the Leeds Arena, a fight which also doubles up as an eliminator for a world title shot.

Hopes of Brook-Khan fight dented

Amir Khan appears to have ended any hopes of a summer showdown with British rival Kell Brook after announcing his next opponent will be Chris Algieri.

Kell Brook won't be fighting Khan next Credit: Press Association

Khan came under increasing pressure earlier this week to arrange a fight with IBF welterweight champion Brook, but the Bolton fighter instead looks set for an outing in Algieri's home city of New York on May 30.

While the non-title welterweight bout against Algieri has not been officially rubber-stamped, Khan is happy with his choice of foe.

Khan said: "You can class him as an A-class opponent."

Algieri's only defeat in a 21-fight professional career came last November, when he was knocked down six times en route to a heavily lopsided points defeat to Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Yet in his previous bout, the 31-year-old American upset the odds to win a split decision over the much-feared Ruslan Provodnikov and take the Russian's WBO light-welterweight title.

Khan, himself a former champion at 140lbs, added on his wife's YouTube channel:

"He has fought decent opponents, beaten decent opponents, and just fell short against Manny Pacquiao, which is an A star opponent.

"He's a decent boxer overall. He knows how to box and knows how to move well. He takes a decent amount of shots and he's got a decent amount of power, so I think overall it's going to be a good fight for me.

"Hopefully this can lead me on to the bigger fights in the future, which is what I'm looking at."

The 28-year-old has made no secret of his desire to fight the winner of the May 2 super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, while he would also be keen on facing Brook in a "winner takes all" bout.

For now, though, Khan's focus is on his next opponent and he is keen to arrange the bout in New York.

Khan's only previous outing there was an 11th-round stoppage of Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden in May 2010.

This time, though, Khan wants the non-title bout at the Barclays Center as he said: "We're looking at fighting in New York, I think New York's a great venue for me.

"Having that fight in New York will be good for the UK fans in a way because it will give them a chance to travel and it won't be as far as going to (Las) Vegas.

"This time I'd like to fight at the Barclays Center, which I've never fought at."

Khan, who last fought in December last year with a one-sided points win over Devon Alexander in Las Vegas, hopes his next bout can be finalised soon.

"I'm looking forward to getting this fight announced officially by my manager and advisor Al Haymon."

"They think it's the right fight for me, they want to keep me going."

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