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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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.


Jamie McDonnell: "I will be next World Champion"

Doncaster boxer Jamie McDonnell says he is confident of becoming the region's next world champion.

McDonnell, the current European bantamweight champion, takes on unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF world crown at the Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.

Ceja is unbeaten in 24 fights - 22 by knockout - but McDonnell is convinced he can beat him.

Kell's fight postponed for third time

Undefeated Sheffield welterweight boxing champion Kell Brook Credit: PA

Undefeated Sheffield welterweight boxer Kell Brook has had his fight against American Devon Alexander postponed for a third time after Brook suffered a foot injury. The initial fight was due to take place in January but Brook sustained an ankle injury.

Then the rescheduled fight in February was cancelled after Alexander injured his bicep.

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