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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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Video: Kell Brook 'my toughest fight yet'

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook says his upcoming fight against Ukranian Vyacheslav Senchenko will his toughest to date.

Kell, who's still the mandatory challenger for a world title shot, will face the man who effectively ended Ricky Hatton's professional career last year at the Sheffield Arena next month. Still unbeaten, Brook says he's overcome the injury's that thwarted his shot at a world title earlier this year.

Specialist boxing classes for women in Hull

Women in Hull are being encouraged to try out their boxing skills at another two new fitness sessions based around the sport starting next week. The classes are part of the ongoing Active Women Hull campaign that aims to encourage more ladies into regular physical activity.

  • Monday 16th September
  • Ladies 14 and over
  • Saint Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre
  • OR Woodford Leisure Centre


New fight for Kell Brook

Kell Brook (left) in action against Carson Jones at Craven Park, Hull. Credit: Buckle/PA Wire.

Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook will return to his home city in October to face the man who ended Ricky Hatton's career. The unbeaten 27-year-old will face Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26 at Sheffield Arena.

After missing out on a World title fight against IBF Champion Devon Alexander through injury, Brook returned to action with an impressive win over Carson Jones in Hull two weeks ago. Ukrainian veteran Senchenko has lost just one of his 33 fights.

Campbell's first pro opponent revealed

Luke Campbell with the MBE he received recently at Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stilwell /PA Wire

Olympic boxing gold medallist Luke Campbell's first professional opponent will be 30 year old Gloucester fighter Andy Harris. Harris has won 2 of his last 3 fights, and is promising to give Campbell a proper test in front of a huge hometown crowd in Hull.

Campbell’s debut is part of a stellar line-up at Hull KR's Craven Park. Unbeaten Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook faces a rematch aginst the dangerous American Carson Jones, and Hull’s Tommy Coyle takes on Liverpool’s Derry Mathews for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

Campbell’s fellow Olympic medallist Anthony Ogogo boxes for the fourth time in the pro ranks, and is joined on the undercard by Beverly's Curtis Woodhouse, and young Hull talents Joel Haigh and Zak Collins.

Hull boxer Luke Campbell takes part in open training day

Luke Campbell celebrates olympic success Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Members of the public are invited to a press conference with Hull boxer Luke Campbell today. It is being held at the Mortimer Gallery Suite in Hull City Hall ahead of Luke's professional debut. Luke will take part in an open training session and there will be a photo opportunity for fans as well.


Kell Brook faces rematch with Carson Jones

Kell Brook celebrating victory against Hector Saldivia in October 2012. Credit: PA

Sheffield's Kell Brook will return to action with a rematch against the dangerous American Carson Jones on July the 13th in Hull.

The unbeaten welterweight should have been fighting Devon Alexander for the IBF world title in the US this weekend, but had to pull out with an ankle injury.

Instead he now faces a a difficult fight against Jones, who ran him close in a brutal battle in Sheffield last summer. But another victory would leave him well placed to secure another world title fight - possibly in December.

Also on the same bill at Hull KR's Craven Park is Olympic Gold Medallist Luke Campbell's eagerly awaited professional debut, while Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle clashes with Derry Mathews for the Commonwealth title.

Luke Campbell with promoter Eddie Hearn. Credit: Lawrence Lustig

“This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive night for British boxing,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.

Tickets go on sale on Monday.

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