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Doncaster boxer up for Commonwealth title

Jason Cunningham could become the fourth boxer from Doncaster to secure a Commonwealth boxing title on Saturday night as he takes on fellow Yorkshireman Ross Burkinshaw after original opponent and champion Martin Ward was forced to withdraw with a chest infection.

Jason Cunningham could become the fourth boxer from Doncaster to secure a Commonwealth boxing title

To fully prepare for the biggest fight of his career Cunningham has moved in with trainer and manager Stefy Bull. He has been training at Bull's gym in Mexborough three times a day in the build up to the contest to ensure that he leaves nothing to chance.

Bull described him as the "real deal" and was firmly backing his man to come out on top come Saturday evening.

The fight will take place at the Doncaster Dome with Cunningham fighting in front of a home crowd. Facing Burkinshaw will be a significant step up in quality from what he has previously experienced. His opponent is in good form though, winning his last three fights, and is a former British title challenger.

Cunningham, who is unbeaten in his first 12 professional bouts since leaving the amateur circuit, was in a confident mood when talking to ITV Calendar.

He is positive about his chances, and says he will make history and become the fourth man from Doncaster to secure a Commonwealth title, following in the footsteps of Bruce Woodcock, Jon Jo Irwin and Jamie McDonnell.

Family say Kell Brook 'had major operation that saved his life'

The family of boxer Kell Brook say he "had a major operation that saved his life" after being stabbed four times in Tenerife.

Kell Brook in a 'stable condition' after stabbing Credit: @EddieHearn

Roy Brook wrote on Facebook:

Kell Brook got stabbed three times in his leg and once in the arm. He was critical, lost a lot of blood. Had a major operation that saved his life. The Brook family want to thank all the staff at Tenerife hospital for their great work. The operation was a success and Kell is awake and starting his recovery from this horrendous attack. We thank you all for your well wishes and support.

– Kell Brook's family


First pictures of Kell Brook in hospital after stabbing

Kell Brook has operation after stabbing in Tenerife

Kell Brook's trainer says the world boxing champion has undergone a blood trasnfusion after being stabbed while on holiday in Tenerife.

Dominic Ingle says he's spoken to Kell's partner who says he is ok but had lost a lot of blood following the altercation on Wednesday in which he was stabbed in the leg and arm.

The IBF welterweight champion was due to return to Sheffield tomorrow and would have been back in light training at St. Thomas's gym in Wincobank on Monday.

It is not clear when he will return or whether he'll be fit enough to fulfil his next fight in December.

Boxing champ Brook stabbed on holiday

Sheffield's new boxing world champion Kell Brook is in hospital in Tenerife tonight after being stabbed.

Police on the Spanish holiday island say he has lost a lot of blood after being attacked at a hotel.

It is less than three weeks since the fighter took the title in California. Chris Dawkes reports from the gym in Sheffield where Kell trains.


Hull derby bout fixed for 2015

Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle have announced they will fight each other in the city next year.

Hull derby bout fixed for 2015

Olympic gold-medallist Campbell and IBF international champion Tommy Coyle are said to be good friends but will get in to the ring together for a Hull derby bout next year.

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