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Luke Campbell in fight u-turn

Hull's Olympic champion Luke Campbell steps into the ring tonight in his home city after making an unlikely u-turn.

Champion Luke Campbell

Campbell, who won Gold at London 2012, had pulled out of the event at Hull's Ice Arena to spend more time with his father Bernard who is battling cancer.

But after consultation with his family he is back on the bill and will fight Nicaraguan Levis Morales. Meanwhile, headlining the card will be fellow Hull boxer Tommy Coyle, who takes on former British champion Martin Gethin.

Hull's boxing heroes on show at the Ice Arena

There is a big night of boxing in store in Hull on Saturday as local heroes Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle both return to action in their home town.

Olympic champion Campbell had pulled out of the bill at Hull's Ice Arena after his father's health deteriorated, but after talking it over with his family he decided to fight and today weighed in at Princes Quay shopping centre.

Chris Dawkes reports.


Ross 'The Boss' makes bid for European bantamweight title in home city

Sheffield boxer, Ross Burkinshaw, steps into the ring in his home city tonight (Saturday February 21, 2015).

Ross 'The Boss' makes a bid for European bantamweight title Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The twenty-eight-year-old former soldier was expecting to defend the Commonwealth title he won last September. But last week he was told he would be fighting for the European bantamweight title instead.


Khan says Brook fight not big enough

Boxer Amir Khan has said he won't fight Sheffield world champion Kell Brook any time soon.

There was talks of a potential super fight at Wembley stadium between the two but Khan says that Brook is not worthy of a fight with him at the moment.

Despite being IBF World Champion, the olympic medalist does not believe that unbeaten Brook is a big enough name in the world of boxing.

Campbell calls off fight

Hull's Olympic boxing hero Luke Campbell has withdrawn from his fight on March 7 due to the ill health of his father.

Luke Campbell Credit: Press Association

The gold medalist star was set to feature in a huge clash at the Hull Ice Arena as promoter Eddie Hearn looks to set-up an all-Hull Lightweight blockbuster with Tommy Coyle in the summer.

Campbell said: “After a period in intensive care, my Dad has now been moved to Dove House Hospice and I feel it's important that I spend every second possible with my family.

“I hope that the fans understand my decision and I shall be back in action soon.”

The show on March 7 goes ahead with Campbell's fight set to be replaced on the card, while Coyle faces Martin Gethin and Sam Eggington faces Shayne Singleton. Undefeated Matchroom stars Rocky Fielding, Bradley Saunders and Gamal Yafai are also in action.

Boxer Brook announces opponent for first title defence

It's just four months since he almost died after being stabbed on holiday, but today Sheffield's Kell Brook announced to the world that he is ready to return to the ring to defend the welterweight title he won in America.

The fight against a little-known Romanian will take place at the Sheffield Arena on March the 28th. Brook is hoping it'll be a step on the road to more high-profile contests in future.

David Hirst's report contains flash photography:

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