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Doncaster boxer Gavin McDonnell earns best career win so far

Doncaster's Gavin McDonnell has earned the best win of his career so far with a unanimous points decision against the experienced South African Vusi Malinga to take the WBO International Super Bantamweight belt in Hull last night.

The fight turned decisively in his favour when he caught Malinga in the eighth, forcing a count. It keeps him on track to emulate twin brother Jamie, who is the current WBA World Bantamweight Champion.

Sheffield champ crowned Young Boxer of the Year

Sheffield-born European and Commonwealth boxing champion Kid Galahad has been named the Boxing Writer's Young Boxer of the Year 2014.

Sheffield champ Kid Galahad crowned Young Boxer of the Year Credit: Press Association

There is no risk of the 24-year-old resting on his laurels though as he pledged his determination to cement himself among the greats of the sport saying his career has not even started yet.

He thanked his trainer and mentor Brendan Ingle, who according to Galahad, predicted his success a decade ago:

As a kid, he'd tell me what was going to happen in the future. He's been getting me ready for this kind of stuff for ten years now, since I was fourteen.

He said I'd win 'Young Boxer of the Year', then I'd be super-bantamweight world champion, then I'd unify the division, then I'd be super-featherweight world champion and then I'd be world lightweight champion. I'm going to win everything from super-bantamweight to lightweight. My career hasn't even started yet. We're not even close to achieving everything we plan to achieve.

– Kid Galahad

Galahad is hoping for a date in the ring with WBA Champion Scott Quigg and claims that an offer made to fight the super-bantamweight was rejected.

Galahad claims to have the upperhand over Quigg and says his trainer has seen what he can do in the ring:

The only person who would be against it is Joe Gallagher, Quigg's trainer. He knows me. I've sparred some good people in his gym and he's seen what I've done. He knows I'd beat Quigg.

– Kid Galahad


Warrington wins European title

Josh Warrington (left) knocks down Davide Dieli in the European Featherweight title contest at the First Direct Arena. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington has added the vacant European featherweight title to his British and Commonwealth crowns, after stopping Italian Davide Dieli in front of a boisterous partisan crowd at the Leeds Arena.

It took Warrington four rounds to catch up with Dieli, first knocking him to the canvas for a count of eight, and then launching a barrage of punches that prompted the referee to call a halt to the contest.

It was just the unbeaten 23-year-old's third victory inside the distance in 19 fights.

Kell feared for life but will return 'fitter and stonger'

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:

Brook: "I can beat Floyd Mayweather'

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:


On the mend Kell wants to take on Mayweather

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:

Brook left with 12-inch scar after Tenerife stabbing

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 major operation after stabbing Credit: ITV Calendar

Kell needed 35 stitches for the wound and was left with a 12-inch scar.

Kell Brook: 'I feared for my life' after stabbing

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:

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