Sheffield's boxing world champion Kell Brook has told Calendar he feared for his life and his family after being stabbed in the leg whilst on holiday.
The 26-year-old was on holiday with his pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter, celebrating the world title he won in Los Angeles just 2 weeks before, when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack.
Kell is now back home recovering from his injury and has promised to come back fitter and stronger. He spoke to Calendar reporter Chris Dawkes:
Kell Brook says he genuinely believes that he would beat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather if they were to ever meet in the ring.
He said if his proposed fight with Amir Khan goes ahead, the winner should get the chance to take on the American, who is undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion:
IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook has been telling Calendar he is already counting down the days until he can get back in the ring, just over three weeks after being stabbed in the leg while on holiday in Tenerife.
He added that if his proposed fight with Amir Khan gets the green light, the winner should earn the right to fight Floyd Mayweather to earn the title of undisputed world champion in the welterweight division:
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook, who is recovering after being stabbed in the leg while on holiday in Tenerife, has revealed the extent of his injury.
Kell needed 35 stitches for the wound and was left with a 12-inch scar.
Kell Brook tells Calendar he would beat Amir Khan with only one leg. The pair were expected to meet in the boxing ring next year before Kell was stabbed in the leg.
IBF Boxing world champion Kell Brook has told ITV Calendar he thought he was going to die after being stabbed in the leg on holiday.
The 26-year-old from Sheffield was out celebrating in Tenerife after winning the World welterweight title in Los Angeles two weeks before when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack:
Sheffield's super-bantamweight star Kid Galahad (Abdul-Bari Awad) has won the prestigious 'Young Boxer of the Year' award, which will be presented by the Boxing Writers' Club next month.
The 24-year-old has snared British, Commonwealth and European titles as a professional and secured the IBF World Youth belt on Saturday. The win took his professional record to 18-0 (9 KOs).
Yorkshire boxing legend Henry Wharton will pull no punches when he releases a book telling his life story this weekend.
The former world title challenger named the biography "Henry's Dream" after the Yorkshire Television documentary made in the 90s.
Wharton, who now runs a boxing club in York, hopes the book will serve as an inspiration to the crop of would-be boxers he has assembled at the club.
Sheffield boxer Jerome Wilson is still in a medically induced coma in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital after being knocked unconscious in a fight on Friday night.
The 29 year old went down heavily in the sixth round of his welterweight bout against Rotherham-based Cameroonian Serge Ambomo at Ice Sheffield.
Wilson - a father of one - was given oxygen in the ring by paramedics, before being taken to hospital, where - according to his manager Dave Coldwell - he underwent life-saving brain surgery. His condition is described as critical but stable.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says Kell Brook should make a full recovery within 5 or 6 weeks.
Kell, who won the IBF world welterweight title in California last month, was stabbed in the leg whilst on holiday in Tenerife last week. He was scheduled to fight back in Sheffield in December