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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


Jessica Ennis-Hill involved in charity golf tournament

Sheffield star Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken part in a charity golf tournament at Hallamshire Golf Club today.

Jessica Ennis-Hill putting on the 18th Credit: ITV News

The Olympic champion recently won heptathlon gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Jessica Ennis-Hill with the event organiser Dan Walker Credit: ITV News

Several other sporting stars including Alan Shearer and jockey AP McCoy were involved in The Dan Walker Golf Day, a private tournament which aims to raise £30,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Celebrities line up ahead of the tournament Credit: ITV News

Police investigation after Sheffield gun incident

Police are appealing for information after a man was injured in a gun incident in Sheffield last night.

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Police were called to the Timber Tops pub on Shirecliffe Road following reports that a fight had occurred in the car park during which a firearm had been discharged.

Further enquiries located a 23-year-old local man at the Northern General Hospital with a wound consistent with a firearm discharge.

The man has been discharged from hospital.

I understand the discharge of a firearm is concerning to those living locally and we are treating this investigation as a priority with all the resources you would expect. We believe this was as a targeted incident and while I do not believe there is any wider danger to public I understand the shock this will have caused locally and we have significantly increased policing patrols in the area. The injured man, who has since being discharged from hospital, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and he remains in custody at the present time.

– Detective Sergeant Mark Oughton

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.


Campaign to tighten eye tests for drivers

57% of drivers in Yorkshire are wearing the wrong eyewear prescription Credit: Press Association

New research from Asda Opticians shows that almost two thirds of drivers in Yorkshire are wearing the wrong eyewear prescription, and more than a third are driving with blurred vision.

They say their figures show that 3000 road accidents each year are attributed to poor vision of the driver.

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