Kell Brook takes part in Sky Sports Living For Sport masterclass

Last Updated: 14/02/13 4:22pm

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Sheffield's boxing stars past and present put their gloves on to give local youngsters a lesson for Sky Sports Living For Sport.

Kell Brook, whose world-title challenge has been put on hold, and former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson, were joined by Charlie Webster and Mark Willie on Monday.

"You could easily see how excited they were and it reminded me what I was like when I was a kid seeing boxing for the first time!"
Kell Brook

The session, at Sheffield Hallam University, saw the Sky Sports team spend the morning teaching local school children the benefits of boxing.

With Nelson, Webster and Willie teaching them the basics, including sparring, it was left to Brook to provide the inspiration with a Q&A with the kids.

"It was good fun, getting the kids round," said the welterweight.

"You could easily see how excited they were and it reminded me what I was like when I was a kid seeing boxing for the first time!

"They asked me questions about preparation for fights and other stuff, not just about fighting.

"It was different to what I had expected and was thoroughly enjoyable."

Sky Sports Living for Sport, run in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust, is a free initiative for Secondary Schools that uses sport stars and sport skills to improve the lives of thousands of young people.

To find out more or to get your school enrolled, simply visit the website by clicking here.

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