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Young Hull boxers learn about Muhammad Ali

Boxers at Tommy Coyle's gym in Hull held a minutes silence for Ali Credit: ITV News

Young boxers in Hull have been learning about Muhammad Ali, whose funeral took place today.

Boxing champion Tommy Coyle has been telling youngsters about the heavyweight champions achievements both inside and outside the ring.

He also held a minute's silence in memory of the man known as 'The Greatest' at his gym in the city.

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The day Richard Dunn took on the mighty Muhammad Ali

Hero's welcome back home for Richard Dunn after the Muhammad Ali fight Credit: PA

For anyone who can remember 40 years ago - that's 1976 - it was the year of a record heatwave, Brotherhood of Man won the Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me" and James Callaghan became Labour Prime Minister.

But this very day 40 years ago, May the 24th, Bradford boxer Richard Dunn took on Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title - one of only four British boxers ever to take on 'The Greatest" - in Munich.

He may have lost the bout but his place in boxing history was assured. He'll be joining us on Calendar later but let's have a bit of a wallow in 1976 nostalgia.

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Kell Brook prepares for his long-awaited return to the ring

Sheffield's Kell Brook is making his long-awaited return to the ring following nearly a year out. The unbeaten 29-year-old makes the third defence of his IBF World Welterweight title against the little known Canadian fighter Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield arena.

Kell Brook is nicknamed the Special One but he has had little chance to prove it of late. It has been 10 long months since he last stepped into the ring after a rib injury ruled him out of his last fight back in October.

His opponent tomorrow - Canadian Kevin Bizier - has lost only 2 of his 27 professional fights. But both those were at the hands of Jo Jo Dan. The man Kell beat within 4 rounds just a year ago. It's therefore no surprise Kell is the overwhelming favourite and has already started thinking about what could come next.

The big fight he craves could come as early as this summer, but first Kell must ensure he does the biz against Kevin Bizier.

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