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.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has teased the possibility of Luke Campbell facing a world title fight as early as next summer. He was speaking after his victory last night over Hull rival Tommy Coyle:
Defeated boxer Tommy Coyle says he has no excuses for losing his fight against Hull rival Luke Campbell last night. He says he was in the best shape he has ever been but was beaten by the better man:
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:
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 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:
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.
This weekend's Rumble on the Humber has not only divided two boxers in rivalry, but split the city in support.
Tommy Coyle goes up against Luke Campbell at the KC Lightstream Stadium in a much anticipated bout and to test the mood ahead of the bout James Webster asked people in Hull whether they were Team Tommy or Team Luke:
Hull-born boxing champions Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle are anticipating a "great fight" at this weekend's Rumble on the Humber.
The pair are close friends, but finally step into the ring against each other in a fight eagerly anticipated in East Yorkshire and beyond.