PHOTOS: Leeds stars Billy Sharp and Rudy Austin face off in boxing - who won?

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The Leeds duo trained in an unconventional way ahead of their Championship clash at Cardiff on Saturday.

Billy Sharp and Rudy Austin trained in unconventional fashion ahead of Leeds United's Championship clash at Cardiff City on Saturday.

Indeed, the duo spent their Thursday afternoon in the boxing ring as part of rehabilitation training.

Sharp posted a picture of the duo boxing on Twitter and Sportlobster, before unveiling the winner...

As Saturday's fixture draws nearer, though, the light-hearted aspects of training will no doubt take a backseat, as Neil Redfearn prepares his side for a tough test in Wales.

Since Russell Slade has taken over at Cardiff, the Bluebirds have won two of their last three and are up to 11th in the table.

Leeds will draw hope from the fact that they lost their last match against Ian Holloway's Millwall side. That, however, was on the road and Cardiff have won three all of their last three games at home.

Redfearn will no doubt hope Austin can take the fighting spirit he displayed against Sharp into Saturday's clash. But will he call upon the losing fighter's services, too?

Both players have been recovering from injury troubles but have not been ruled out of contention for the Cardiff game.

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