Vandalised Lower Manor Boxing Gym

Stars back boxing gym's revival

Boxing stars turned out for the reopening of a Sheffield gym that local companies have helped to recover from a raid by vandals.

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Jamie McDonnell: "I will be next World Champion"

Doncaster boxer Jamie McDonnell says he is confident of becoming the region's next world champion.

McDonnell, the current European bantamweight champion, takes on unbeaten Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF world crown at the Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.

Ceja is unbeaten in 24 fights - 22 by knockout - but McDonnell is convinced he can beat him.

Kell's fight postponed for third time

Undefeated Sheffield welterweight boxing champion Kell Brook Credit: PA

Undefeated Sheffield welterweight boxer Kell Brook has had his fight against American Devon Alexander postponed for a third time after Brook suffered a foot injury. The initial fight was due to take place in January but Brook sustained an ankle injury.

Then the rescheduled fight in February was cancelled after Alexander injured his bicep.

McDonnell gets world title fight

Hatfield's Jamie McDonnell Credit: PA

Jamie McDonnell will get his first crack at a world title in May, and it'll take place in his home town of Doncaster.

The 26 year old will face Mexican Julio Ceja for the vacant IBF Bantamweight belt on Saturday, May 11th at Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium.

Promoter Dennis Hobson is delighted with the news. "Both Jamie and I have long been determined for his world title fight to take place at his home stadium", he said.

McDonnell's lost just one of his 22 contests; Ceja has an unbeaten 24 fight record. It'll be his first fight outside Mexico.

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Boxing in Hull

Hull will stage the biggest boxing night the city's seen for decades tomorrow night. Olympic gold medallist James De Gale is top of the bill. And Hull's very own gold medallist Luke Campbell will be taking a keen interest in the event, as Chris Dawkes reports.

Kell prepares for his big fight

Tonight Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook can take another significant step towards a world title.

He takes on the dangerous Argentinian Hector Saldivia at the Motorpoint Arena, in a final eliminator for the IBF crown.

Although he's still unbeaten, there were a few problems for Kell in his last fight against Carson Jones, but when John Shires went to watch him sparring at Brendan Ingle's gym recently, he told him everything's sorted now.

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