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Kid Galahad wins 'Young Boxer of the Year' award

Kid Galahad Credit: Press Association

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 releases biography

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.

Henry Wharton in the YTV documentary

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.


Boxer still "critical" after brain surgery

Sheffield fighter Jerome Wilson

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.


" I was the victim of an unprovoked attack" - Brook

Sheffield's world champion boxer Kell Brook says he was the victim of an unprovoked attack while on holiday in Tenerife.

He was stabbed in the leg and arm early yesterday and is tonight recovering in hospital on the holiday island.

But Kell says he hopes to return to Sheffield on Monday. Chris Kiddey reports:

Cunningham fighting to become Donny's latest champ

Over the years Doncaster has produced a string of boxing champions, including the famous postwar heavyweight Bruce Woodcock, world title contender Jon Jo Irwin in the 90s, and currently the McDonnell twins, World champ Jamie & British champ Gavin. And now there is another.

Tomorrow night at the Doncaster Dome, Jason Cunningham fights for the Commonwealth bantamweight crown. John Shires reports.

Hunt for Kell's attacker

A manhunt is underway this evening in Tenerife after the stabbing of world champion boxer Kell Brook.

Kell from Sheffield, who won his title only last month, is said to be stable in hospital after being stabbed four times.

He apparently staggered bleeding into the street searching for help after being attacked early yesterday. Chris Kiddey reports.

Kell Brook issues statement from hospital bed

Kell Brook is in a stable condition in hospital in Tenerife after an attack whilst on holiday with his family.

The IBF Welterweight champion was admitted to hospital in the early hours Thursday morning after suffering a serious stab wound to his left leg.

Kell Brook & his promoter Eddie Hearn Credit: Matchroom Sports

“I was out enjoying a night out before returning home to the UK when I was the victim of an unprovoked attack.

“I’m devastated right now after being on such a high having achieved my dream of becoming World Champion in Los Angeles last month.

"This is obviously a major setback but the thought of defending my title is what’s keeping me positive right now.

"I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for myself and my family at this time. Make no mistake – I will be back.”

– Kell Brook

Brook will spend the weekend in hospital and will return to Sheffield on Monday to begin his rehabilitation.

We were all glad to get out here and see Kell for ourselves. The important thing now is to get him home and after some rest begin physio on his injuries.

"His first defence was planned on December 6 which is now unrealistic but we fully expect Kell to be back in the ring early next year.”

– Eddie Hearn, Kell Brook's promoter
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