BOXING: Sheffield bragging rights on the line

Big hearted gesture:  Trainer Glyn Rhodes (right) and AJ Hobson hand over a cheque at Bluebell Wood in North Anston.
Big hearted gesture: Trainer Glyn Rhodes (right) and AJ Hobson hand over a cheque at Bluebell Wood in North Anston.
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A CRACKING local derby between Sheffield’s high profile middleweight Liam Cameron and super-fit rival Jez Wilson will go ahead on June 23.

The pair will compete for the Central Area title at Don Valley stadium. For Cameron, 21, it will be a chance to move up a level and add to his won 12 lost 1 record.

For Wilson, 32, it will be an opportunity to re-embrace a sport he got fed up with after a series of postponed shows.

Wilson, a Crosspool fireman, had intended to retire. But promoter Dennis Hobson’s offer of staging a derby was too inviting to turn down.

The fight will pit trainers Clinton Woods and Glyn Rhodes against each other.

Meanwhile, a Rhodes’ show in March at Sheffield Wednesday raised £20,000 for Bluebell Wood hospice. The donation was boosted by Meadowbank specialist steel group director AJ Hobson. One table of businessmen pledged £6,000 in the auction.