Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle will face off for the last time ahead of their clash at Craven Park in the city tomorrow night.
Promoter Eddie Hearn believes the atmosphere will be "something special":
Olympic champion Luke Campbell and his one time mate Tommy Coyle came face to face today at the final press conference ahead of their world title eliminator at Hull KR's Craven Park on Saturday night.
The fight, which is being billed as the 'Rumble in the Humber' is bringing out the best of the city's friendly rivalries, as John Shires reports:
UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that former British, European and WBC International Super Bantamweight boxing champion Abdul Barry Awad, also known as Kid Galahad, has been suspended from all sport for two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
25-year-old Awad from Sheffield, tested positive for a metabolite of stanozolol, an exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid, following an in-competition test on 20 September 2014, after a bout against former WBO Super Bantamweight champion and former WBC World Youth champion Adeilson Dos Santos.
Following the closure of all appeal windows, Awad has been banned from all competitive sport from 20 September 2014 until midnight on 19 September 2016.
Awad is also disqualified from his bout against Dos Santos and forfeits any associated prize money.
Hull Boxer Tommy Coyle is opening his second academy in his home city this weekend.
He is hoping to inspire more young people to take up the sport following the success of his first academy and schools programmes.
Leeds boxer Nicola Adams is through to the final at the European Games in Baku after beating Turkey's Elif Coskun on points.
Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International and Commonwealth featherweight title in his home city in September.
The 24-year-old former dental technician will take on Australian Joel Brunker at the First Direct Arena in what will be the third defence of the title he won in Hull in November 2013.
Nicola Adams reached the last-eight at the European Games in Baku with a 3-0 win against Hungary's Katalin Ancsin.
The Leeds boxer now faces Stoyka Petrova in the quarter-finals. She beat Petrova on the way to becoming boxing's first female Olympic champion in 2012 and has eight other wins over the Bulgarian, including one last month.
However, Petrova prevailed in last year's European Championship and Adams is looking forward to facing an old rival again.
I'm through to the next round and I'm really excited for the quarter finals and can't wait to get back in there on Monday.
We boxed in Spain a couple of weeks ago and I had the upper hand against her [Petrova] there and I'm hoping to improve on that performance and hopefully get another win.
I'm feeling excellent, ten times better than I was last year. It was really hard boxing in a competition with an injured shoulder but now I feel like myself and the jab is pumping out.
Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle will clash in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title at Craven Park in Hull on August 1.
The Hull pair have been on a collision course over the last year and will come face-to-face at a public press conference at the City Hall in Hull tonight (Thursday June 11).
The stage is set for the one of the biggest sporting events the city of Hull will ever see.
Two world-ranked lightweight contenders will battle it out in an official eliminator for the WBC World title – it's East versus West, a city divided with everything on the line. It's going to be an epic night for the city.