Vandalised Lower Manor Boxing Gym

Stars back boxing gym's revival

Boxing stars turned out for the reopening of a Sheffield gym that local companies have helped to recover from a raid by vandals.

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Luke Campbell tweets his thanks after victory fight

Hull's Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell took to social media last night to thank his supporters as he made his professional return to the ring. The 26-year-old faced Craig Woodruff at Liverpool's Echo Arena after a five-month lay off while his father had treatment for cancer.

Campbell won on points against the Welshman to maintain his unbeaten record.


Liverpool was great tonight ?. Great positive support after my lay off, thank you. #alwaysaimtobebetter


Very awkward opponent 2night after 6months, styles make fights. Got the job done got better each rd n a great learner. Thank u 4the support?


Doncaster boxer fights to become double world champ

It is a big weekend for one boxer from Doncaster who is out to make up for lost time when he fights on the undercard of the big Froch versus Groves rematch at Wembley Stadium.

Jamie McDonnell, who was last year stripped of his world bantamweight title, has the chance to become a double world champion, if he can get the better of his Thai opponent.

Chris Dawkes reports:

Boxing greats back in the ring

Boxing great Frank Bruno Credit: PA

Boxing greats Frank Bruno and Johnny Nelson will take to the stage again for a special ringside event at the The Barnsley Metrodome this evening, where fans can hear all about their amazing careers.

Bruno famously started his professional heavyweight career in 1982 where he went undefeated in 20 fights, catching the attention of the world of boxing. His record stands at 45 fights, 40 wins and 38 of them by way of K.O.

Johnny Nelson, who's from Sheffield also started his professional career in the 1980's where he dominated the cruiserweight divisions on a global scale. Picking up 45 wins and 29 K.O's during that time.

And another ..... Johnny Nelson Credit: PA

Leeds boxer Warrington takes on Munroe to defend title

Leeds' Josh Warrington celebrates defeating Hull's Samir Mouneimne in November 2013 Credit: Richard Sellars/PA

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington defends his Commonwealth Featherweight title in Manchester tonight.

The 23 -year- old, who took the vacant crown with the first stoppage of his career in Hull last November - is up against the vastly more experienced Rendell Munroe, who's previously held both the Commonwealth and European belts.


Kid Galahad eyes title success

The unbeaten Sheffield boxer Barry Awad - better known as Kid Galahad - takes the next step in his career tomorrow night, when he takes on Spain's Sergio Prado for the vacant European Super Bantamweight title at Pond's Forge.

The 24 year-old is trying to follow in the footsteps of another colourful Sheffield fighter - Prince Naseem Hamed - who almost exactly 20 years ago won a European title at the very same venue.

John Shires went to meet the title hopeful:

Kid Galahad hoping to line up world title shot

Sheffield super-bantamweight Kid Galahad hopes to move into the world title reckoning by claiming the vacant European crown at the expense of Spaniard Sergio Prado in Sheffield on Saturday night.

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The 24-year-old knows an impressive performance could help him force a fight with either Scott Quigg or Carl Frampton in what could be an enticing domestic showdown.

Galahad has won all 15 of his professional fights but struggled to impress last time out when he stopped Liverpool opponent James Dickens in the 10th round of their bout in Rotherham.

Galahad told "Hopefully I can fight either Quigg or Frampton in a world title fight next year but if they are willing to fight now I am willing to do it.

"I know I have the style to beat them. I don't think they will fight each other so I am willing to fight either of them."

Galahad should not have any problems against Prado, who has a distinctly unimpressive record of nine wins - with just three coming inside the distance - and three defeats.

Robles stands in front of Brook's title shot

Sheffield boxer, Kell Brook, will be feeling the pressure as he faces up to the hard punching Mexican, Alvaro Robles, at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Earlier in the week it was confirmed that - at long last - the unbeaten welterweight will get his shot at a world title.

But his dreams could still be shattered if he doesn't get past the man from South America.

John Shires went to check out his preparations:

No complacency for Brook ahead of title fight

Kell Brook has vowed to guard against complacency as he looks to move closer to a world welterweight title fight in Liverpool on Saturday night.

Kell Brook Credit: Press Association

The Sheffield fighter has been guaranteed a summer shot at the IBF belt currently held by American Shawn Porter - provided he dispatches Mexican Alvaro Robles at the Echo Arena.

Robles is no slouch having stopped all but two of his 17 victims inside the distance - but has also been frequently floored himself.

Brook said: "This is a very important fight and it is a banana-skin fight. It is important because if I don't win this there is no big one to follow.

"Robles is going to be game and he will want to take my head off. I am looking forward to the opportunity to get in there and show people what I can do."

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