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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Sheffield Welterweight star will get World title shot by July

Sheffield Welterweight boxer, Kell Brook, will have a shot at the world title no later than July 19th.

Kell Brook Credit: Press Association

The IBF have ruled that Shawn Porter may risk his IBF welterweight title against Paul Malignaggi on the condition that the winner must make his next defence against mandatory challenger Kell Brook this summer.

Both men must confirm in writing that whomever emerges as champion has the obligation to face Brook next.

Porter-Malignaggi must take place by April 19, with the winner required to face Brook 90 days thereafter.

If Porter-Malignaggi fails to materialise by April 19, Porter’s next defence must be against the unbeaten Sheffield star.

Nick Clegg's "Boxing Day" wish

Nick Clegg "wants boxing gloves" for Christmas

Nick Clegg has asked for boxing gloves for Christmas - but has declined to admit who he will imagine punching with them.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he used them at weekly kick-boxing sessions because it "gets stuff out of my system".

But the gloves supplied by his gym were "slightly smelly" so he hoped to get a Liberal Democrat-yellow pair as a present from his wife, Miriam.

Mr Clegg was talking on a festive version of his weekly Call Clegg phone-in on the radio - recorded at the Children's Hospital School, Great Ormond Street.

"This is so going to be misinterpreted - but I've actually asked for a pair of boxing gloves", he said. "Not to wear them in the House of Commons, although come to think about it, maybe I should. It's because once a week, I go to a gym and... I do these exercises.

"The boxing gloves in the gym are slightly smelly. So I thought I may as well just ask for my own boxing gloves and I'll take them to the gym. "It's just really good exercise. So I've asked Miriam for a pair of 12oz boxing gloves."

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IBF bantamweight title for Hall at Leeds Arena

Stuart Hall completed his unlikely road to redemption by claiming the vacant IBF bantamweight title after a wild and woolly points win over South African Vusi Malinga at the FirstDirect Arena in Leeds.

His left eye swollen completely shut through the final four rounds, Hall took the fight unanimously 116-111, 117-110 (twice) on the three judges' cards after a thrilling, action-packed war which saw Malinga dumped to the canvas in round three.

Boxing clever: the qualified accountant trying to make his name in the ring

Now there is a big night of boxing in store tomorrow when the Leeds Arena hosts it first ever sporting event. Topping the bill is a world title fight between Stuart Hall and Vusi Malinga, but there are also a number of local fighters on the bill.

One of those is 23 year old unbeaten middleweight Lewis Taylor from Dronfield in Sheffield. Chris Dawkes has been to meet him.

Leeds Arena to host world title fight

The new Leeds Arena stages its first big night of boxing on Saturday December 21.

Topping the bill is the battle between Darlington's Stuey Hall and South African Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF World Bantamweight crown.

The line-up also includes plenty of up-and-coming local talent. Calendar has been talking to promoter Dennis Hobson and Leeds fighters China Clarke and Steve Mennell.

500 tickets sold for boxer's Philippines fundraiser

More than 500 tickets have been sold for a Philippines typhoon fundraiser hosted by boxer Amir Khan.

At the event in Bradford tonight, there will also be a charity auction for memorabilia from footballing greats including Ronaldo and Messi and boxing memorabilia belonging to Khan himself.

"We've been overwhelmed by the support from the local community in Bradford already and we're hoping to raise thousands for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal this Sunday.

"The typhoon caused mass destruction across the Philippines and I'm honoured to be working with Islamic Relief to organise this dinner for such a good cause."

– Amir Khan

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Amir Khan to host fundraising dinner for Philippines victims

Boxer Amir Khan will host a fundraising dinner in Bradford tonight to help those in the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan.

When the Philippines disaster struck, the first person former boxing world champion Amir Khan said he thought of was his close friend Manny Pacquiao, winner of ten world titles

"Manny Pacquaio is Filipino, and Amir Khan has visited the Philippines in the past. Amir and I met two weeks ago and he talked about how shocked he was. We had a lightbulb moment and decided on a fundraising dinner to support Islamic Relief's Philippines Appeal."

– Rizwan Malik, event organiser

The dinner, at the Bradford Hilton at 6pm, is sold out.

Kell Brook's hitlist for boxing superstardom

Kell Brook has drawn up a three-man hitlist as he looks to move into boxing superstardom following his emphatic win over Vyacheslav Senchenko.

The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight is eager to square off with either domestic rival Amir Khan, IBF world champion Devon Alexander or American star Adrien Broner in the next six months.

Brook, who has been on the verge of a world title shot for the last year, underlined his credentials with a fourth-round stoppage of Ricky Hatton's conqueror Senchenko in Sheffield on Saturday.

Joshua to fight in 'second home' Sheffield

Anthony Joshua (left) watches after knocking Emanuele Leo to the canvas. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medallist Anthony Joshua will step back in the ring for his second professional fight in his "second home" of Sheffield.

Londoner Joshua - who trained for the Olympics at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield - claimed a spectacular first round KO win against the Italian Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena last weekend, but will have little time to bask in the glory of his debut success.

He'll take on Paul Butlin at the Motorpoint Arena on October 26. Joshua said: “I’ve got great memories of my time with Team GB in Sheffield. The English Institute of Sport was a second home over the last few years and it’s nice that my second fight will be there. "

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