Leeds Rhinos: King of the ring Warrington happy to take a bow for ‘Sir Kev & Co’

Leeds' champion boxer Josh Warrington.
Leeds' champion boxer Josh Warrington.
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LEEDS’ KING of the ring Josh Warrington will be back at the First Direct Arena on Sunday as part of an event marking the retirement of three Rhinos legends and the club’s trophy successes in 2015.

Warrington, the Commonwealth and WBC International featherweight champion, will be one of the guests taking part in the Heroes show to celebrate the careers of Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai, who will all play their last competitive game for Rhinos in tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final against Wigan Warriors.

Rhinos fan Warrington will be involved in the first part of the show, which will involve audience interaction and the chance for fans to win prizes.

The show will be hosted by BBC Five Live’s George Riley, along with injured Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Rhinos to appear at the First Direct Arena and we want to put on a show that everyone enjoys,” Jones-Buchanan said.

“Josh is a massive Rhinos fan and Jamie Peacock and I had the honour of carrying his belts into the ring at his last fight.

“Anyone who has seen what we get up to on Rugby AM will know we have got some wild things planned in terms of a challenge for the audience.

“But don’t worry, Josh will be leaving his boxing gloves at home!”

Jones-Buchanan added: “I can’t wait for Sunday, I’m gutted to be missing out on playing in the Grand Final, but this is the next best thing and I can’t wait to see all the fans down at the arena.”

The event has been organised in partnership with Leeds City Council, the First Direct Arena, Saville Audio Visual Conference and Live Event Services in Leeds and the Rhinos. It will be a ticketed event with tickets available for £5 each with no concessions. These will be allocated seats and subject to availability.