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.
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.
The family of boxer Kell Brook say he "had a major operation that saved his life" after being stabbed four times in Tenerife.
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 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.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook has been operated on in hospital in Tenerife & has had a blood transfusion after being stabbed @itvcalendar
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.
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.
Sheffield's IBF boxing champion Kell Brook is in a 'stable condition' after being stabbed, according to his representatives.
They confirmed that the 28-year-old had been stabbed while he was on holiday in Tenerife.
Sheffield's IBF Welterweight boxing champion Kell Brook has been stabbed while on holiday in Tenerife.
It is understood his condition is not life threatening.
Hull's Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell said any friendship would be set aside as he steps into the ring against Tommy Coyle.
The pair are said to be good friends but will meet in a bout being billed as the Battle of Hull next year. Campbell told ITV Calendar the city was in for a treat:
Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle have announced they will fight each other in the city next year.
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.