Boxing Masterclass with Charlie Webster, Johnny Nelson and Kell Brook
- Fri 15th Feb '13
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.
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."
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