Kell Brook lifted the lid off the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday night and drew plaudits from the boxing world and beyond with his victory over Jo Jo Dan.
The sport’s big names were lining up to hail the hometown hero and celebrities, too, added their praise for ‘Special K’ after his fourth round stoppage.
Here is a selection of some of the comments:
Eddie Hearn (promoter): @EddieHearn - Thank you to everyone that came last night and tuned it at home - was a special night! @SpecialKBrook is back! #unbreakable #unbeatable 34-0
Amir Khan (Boxer): @AmirKingKhan - Well done Kell nice to see you back in the ring #EasyWork
Daniel Mays (Actor): @DanielMays9 - Top win for @SpecialKBrook last night. What a fighter. Unbeaten and a great champion. Bout with @AmirKingKhan has to happen now! #fightnite
Carl Frampton (boxer): @RealCFrampton - Great performance from @SpecialKBrook made the mandatory look easy
Jake Quickenden (TV personality): @JakeQuickenden - Well done @SpecialKBrook looked awesome so sharp
Tony Bellew (Boxer): @TonyBellew - Enjoyed the boxing! That #AllofTheLights entrance gets me everytime.. Really happy for @SpecialKBrook cos it’s been rough but he’s back!
Charlie Webster (Broadcaster): @CharlieCW - Nice work @SpecialKBrook good to see back #Sheffield #AllOfTheLights right then is it @AmirKingKhan time?
Junior Whitter (former boxer): @JrWitter - @SpecialKBrook great fight last night Kell accuracy and power
Paddy Considine (Actor): @PaddyConsidine - @EddieHearn @SpecialKBrook VS. @keithfthurmanjr would be a great fight!
Nick Matthew (Squash champion): @nickmatthew - Congrats to Sheffield’s @SpecialKBrook on retaining his World Title last night! Surely a fight with @AmirKingKhan is on the cards #AndStill
Tommy Coyle (Boxer): @TommyCoyle89 - Congrats to the special 1 @SpecialKBrook #AndStill World Champ Imagine.....What a feeling it must be. Well done pal. Worlds your oyster.
Scott Cardle (Boxer): @ScottyCardle -Great comeback & first defence for @SpecialKBrook there!! #AllOfTheLights
Paul Jones (Former boxer): @1silkyjones - Congrats to @SpecialKBrook top draw #AndStill