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Vinnie Jones congratulates Josh Warrington on Hyland stoppage

Movie star Vinnie Jones has taken to Twitter to congratulate Josh Warrington on his latest victory.

The Leeds Warrior put on a show for the locals against Patrick Hyland to retain his WBC International featherweight title.

He stretched his record to 24 wins with a nine-round stoppage over the Irishman.

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Sheffield Hallam University helps Kell Brook prepare for 'Triple G' fight

Kell Brook is tested at Sheffield Hallam University Credit: Sheffield Hallam University

Sports scientists from Sheffield Hallam University are helping world champion boxer Kell Brook prepare for his huge fight against Gennady Golovkin.

The IBF welterweight champion will move up two weight divisions to challenge Golovkin – nicknamed 'Triple G' – at the O2 Arena in September and has enlisted the help of strength and conditioning coaches at the University's centre for sport and exercise science to prepare him for the fight.

The team of experts helped him prepare for his 2014 title\-clinching victory over Shawn Porter. They have already been putting him through a series of physiological tests to look at his strength and speed.

I've worked with these guys before and we've achieved some great results. They've got everything a fighter needs here and they've got all the data on me so they know where I need to be.

I gel really well with the team here and this is the place for me to get the best out of me. They know me inside out and I am very confident that they can get me where I need to be.

– Kell Brook

These tests allow us to assess what needs to be done when we get to camp. It allows us to see what areas we need to work on and how we can structure his training sessions and the exercises he does.

We will be performing tests that will isolate specific components of the way his body uses energy to analyse and evaluate his strengths and weaknesses.

– Alan Ruddock, lecturer in exercise physiology

Brook to fight Golovkin for unified Middleweight Championship

Kell Brook will step up a weight to take on Gennady Golovkin who currently holds all four world middleweight titles.

Sheffield's unbeaten IBF world welterweight champion will face the US-based Kazakh, who is also unbeaten.

Golovkin has knocked out 32 of his 35 opponents so far.

The fight will take place at London's O2 Arena on September the 10th.

Three West Yorkshire boxers named in Rio squad

Three boxers from our region have been confirmed in the Great Britain team for this summer's Olympics.

Nicola Adams will defend the title she won in London four years ago Credit: Press Association

Nicola Adams from Leeds will defend the title she won in London four years ago and she will be joined on the plane to Rio by fellow Leeds fighter Qais Ashfaq and Muhammad Ali from Keighley.

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