Date: 1st June 2021 at 10:45am
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There was a buzz amongst many of the Sheffield United fanbase yesterday when an image of Jack O’Connell training was posted on the club’ Twitter account, only it wasn’t football that the Blades defender was training, as he was pictured Boxing with a sparring partner.

The 27-year-old centre-back and has been at the club since 2016, but the Liverpudlian only played twice for Sheffield United this past season before a knee injury kept him out for the rest of the campaign as the Blades were relegated from .

But Sheffield United fans were boosted by the image of O’Connell, who appears in good shape.

Sheffield United fans responded to the tweet joking that Championship attackers should be “scared” ahead of the new season.

O’Connell’s return to fitness comes as a timely boost for Sheffield United, who are preparing for life in the Championship again, under a new manager in Slavisa Jokanovic.

At least O’Connell has something to fall back on when his football career finishes. He wouldn’t look out of place on a pay-per-view fight for , would he?