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Brook to face Chaves in third world title defence

Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on October 24.

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Brook makes the third defence of his crown after beating mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in four rounds in March and then stopping Frankie Gavin in six rounds at The O2.

Argentinian Chaves enters the clash on the back of a split draw with Timothy Bradley having also taken on Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman in his last four fights.

Chaves is a rough, tough, durable fighter who is very dangerous. He’s coming off a draw to Tim Bradley, was ahead on the cards against Brandon Rios until he was disqualified and gave Keith Thurman a solid fight so we know what level he has mixed at and how good he is.

I'm so excited about boxing in my home town of Sheffield again. London last time out was a great experience fighting in front of nearly 20,000 but I’m excited to be back there – it is my home. I’m looking to excite like I always do and light up the Motorpoint Arena on October 24.

– Kell Brook

Kell Brook set to announce next title defence

Kell Brook is set to announce details of the third defence of his IBF welterweight world title.

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The Sheffield boxer is expected to face Argentinian Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena on 24 October.

Chavez has won 19 of his 26 fights inside the distance with two defeats and one draw.

Brook, 29, beat Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin in his first two title defences.


Jamie McDonnell to face media ahead of title defence

Jamie McDonnell celebrates defeating Javier Chacon during the WBA World Bantamweight Title fight in 2014 Credit: Press Association

Doncaster's WBA World Bantamweight champion, Jamie McDonnell will be speaking to the media today before he heads to the United States to defend his title against Tomoki Kameda on Sunday September 6.

McDonnell recovered from an early knockdown in their first meeting in May in Hidalgo, Texas, handing a first defeat to the Japanese in the second defence of his title. The Doncaster man returns to the Lone Star State for the bout – with the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi the venue for the rematch.

Campbell: I feel I handled pressure of fighting Hull rival well

Luke Campbell says it was an honour to fight in his home city last night in his victory over rival Tommy Coyle. The Olympic champion says there was more pressure because of the Hull rivalry but he feels he handled it well. His thoughts are now turning to his wedding later this month:


Campbell stops Coyle in 10th round

Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell stopped fellow Hull boxer Tommy Coyle in the 10th round in their world title eliminator at Craven Park.

Campbell put Coyle down in the second round, and three more times in the 10th before the referee stepped in.

Around 15,000 people packed into Hull KR's stadium to see the two Hull lads battle it out.

Hull boxers set for Rumble on the Humber

Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle are set to lace up their gloves and do battle in front of up to 15,000 fans at Craven Park on Saturday.

The eagerly-anticipated 'Rumble on the Humber' - a world title eliminator - has certainly caught the public imagination.

John Shires spoke to the two men:

Travel advice for people attending Rumble on the Humber

Albion Street Car Park in Hull will be free from 5pm tomorrow afternoon for people attending the Rumble on the Humber at the KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull City Council had announced.

It means visitors will be able to get a bus to the stadium on the night.

Stagecoach will be running a standard service to the ground and providing late buses back to the city centre directly after the event.

There is limited parking around the ground itself and the council is urging people to use the bus as an alternative in order to alleviate congestion.

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