There is, perhaps, one sporting occasion in Sheffield that rivals the energy and thrills that football supporters experience when Wednesday or United win at home.
That’s when world champion boxer Kell Brook is in his pomp at Sheffield Arena.
To put it simply: Kell Brook nights on the city’s biggest indoor stage make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
It unites thousands of fans - many of whom are not normally boxing aficionados - behind their local boy.
Brook is fiercely patriotic when it comes to his home city - and that feeling is well and truly reciprocated.
Take for instance a rare occasion when Brook was in a spot of bother on home soil. The date was July 7, 2012 and American Carson Jones, having survived an early onslaught and the fervour of the partisan Arena crowd, was taking it to Brook.
In the final round, the fight could have gone either way and Brook looked tired...but he was willed on by the explosive noise and passion of his loyal following.
Unbeaten Brook was awarded the win on points. But, rankled that he’d been under par and Jones had run him close, agreed a re-match 12 months later, in which he despatched Jones in eight rounds.
Now the Kell Brook roadshow is heading to the east end again.
On Saturday, October 24, he puts his IBF welterweight title on the line against Argentine’s Diego Chaves. Chaves has been in with some of the biggest names in the division, Timothy Bradley, Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman.
It is going to be another epic Arena battle.
And The Star has five sets of two tickets to give away!
All you have to do is email the answer to these three questions and we will pick five winners out of the hat. Add your name, address and phone number.
Brook’s promoters, Matchroom Boxing, will provide the tickets on the night.
1: Kell’s nickname is the Special...what?
2: Which American did Kell beat to win the world title?
3: Who is Kell’s boxing trainer?
Email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 11. Normal Sheffield Newspapers terms and conditions apply.
* Chris Eubank Jr will face American Tony Jeter on the Arena undercard. Jeter – ranked at 13 in the WBA and WBC – is aiming to spoil Eubank’s bow under new promoter Eddie Hearn, saying his will to win will be the difference on the night.
A hotly-anticipated showdown between Eubank and Irishman Spike O’Sullivan is in the works for December 12 at The O2 in London – but Jeter believes he’ll wreck those plans in Sheffield. “He hasn’t fought someone like me who will give 100 per cent of themselves against him,” said Jeter. “I won’t leave anything in the dressing room. My will and determination are my greatest assets.
“Chris is a quality operator – you don’t get a piece of a world title without being a class act. But that just makes it an even bigger opportunity for me; I’ll have a win against a huge name on my record and I’ll land on the World scene in a big way.”
Jeter will arrive in the Steel City over a week ahead of the fight to acclimatise to his second fight on European soil.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £40, £60, £80, £100 and £150 are on sale now from the Sheffield Arena on 0114 2565656 and at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. VIP tickets priced at £250 VIP are exclusively available from www.matchroomboxing.com.
Tickets for October 24 are also be available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ - StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.