BOXING : Sparks Fly With Brook, Jones, Mathews And Coyle At Fiery Weigh-in

BOXING : Sparks Fly With Brook, Jones, Mathews And Coyle At Fiery Weigh-in

BOXING : Sparks Fly With Brook, Jones, Mathews And Coyle At Fiery Weigh-in

Bitter rivals Kell Brook and Carson Jones, and Tommy Coyle and Derry Mathews raised the temperature at the weigh-in for their clashes tomorrow live on 1HD at the , in Betfair’s ‘The Homecoming’.

In the baking heat at the Queens Gardens in the city centre, tempers reached boiling point on the scales as first welterweight rivals Kell Brook, and Carson Jones clashed and then Commonwealth lightweight title enemies Tommy Coyle and Derry Mathews had be separated.

Olympic Gold-medal hero and hometown debutant MBE kept his cool though as he warmly shook hands with first pro opponent Andy Harris, and the star cannot wait to repay the city he loves for their support.

“I’ve had great backing from the city, and the whole place is going to benefit,” said Campbell. “The will be full, will be busy and the bars will be buzzing – so it’s fantastic to give something back to the city as it’s given me so much.

“The team is in the Premier League, which is great, two buoyant teams too, and now we’ve got big-time there and hopefully it’s going to be there to stay. You won’t know what it’s like until the , but I think the atmosphere will be fantastic. I’ve trained hard to put on a great show and make them proud.

“I was shocked by the support in for the open workout. The weather was dodgy but there were still hundreds of fans there and loads of kids which is great to see. There are a lot of young boys and girls who are looking up to me, which is great. If I can inspire them to get into and their families too, then that’s job done. Hopefully, there are here tomorrow, and they’ll keep coming to the to see my fights and others too as it’s a brilliant sport to get involved in and to watch as a fan.”

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Campbell’s debut and the mouth-watering clashes between Brook and Jones and Coyle and Mathews led a stellar line-up of action in on Saturday .

Welsh featherweight star takes on Romanian Viorel Simion and Campbell’s fellow Olympic medallist Anthony Ogogo boxes for the third time in the pro ranks. They are joined on the undercard by ’s Rocky Fielding, Sheffield’s Curtis Woodhouse, Islington’s John Ryder and young talents Joel Haigh and .

The action is on the red button from 6pm then live from 8pm on HD1.

Tickets for Betfair’s ‘The Homecoming’ are on sale now priced £25, £40, £60 and £100 from www.hullkr.co.uk – VIP packages priced £150 are available exclusively from Matchroom at www.matchroomboxing.com and on 01277 359900.



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