WORLD CUP champion cricketer Adil Rashid and boxer Kell Brook will open Bobby Vanzie's new boxing academy in Bradford on Sunday.

Vanzie is launching an academy based near Leeds Road in his home city for adults, kids and families to help them progress in the sport.

The former British and Commonwealth lightweight champion will be joined by Khan, Brook and a number of current boxers and other sportsmen from the area, including the likes of Tasif Khan, Qais Ashfaq and Zeeshan Khan, to officially open his new venture.

It was recently announced that Heaton-born Rashid, who won the Cricket World Cup in July, has been admitted to 'The Role of Honorary Freeman of Bradford' along with fellow England team-mate Jonny Bairstow.

Former world champion Brook is preparing for a returning fight with Mark DeLuca in his home-town of Sheffield on February 8 after a year out of the ring.

Those who fancy checking out the academy on Sunday for the opening can obtain pictures, autographs, refreshments and merchandise.

The address of the academy is 2nd floor, 28 Downham Street, BD3 9QY, with the event starting at 2pm and the sportsmen appearing at around 2.45pm.