The Bomber Is Looking to ‘Etches’ Name in Sheffield Folklore
Adam ‘the bomber’ Etches 11 – 0 (9 KO’s) challenges for the vacant IBF youth middleweight title against the tough, durable Belarusian Andrei Abramenka 18 – 2 – 2 (4 KO’s) at Ponds Forge Arena on Saturday 13th April.
Etches, having blazed a trail across the UK boxing scene since blowing away Leicester’s Lester Walsh inside 2 rounds, on his pro debut, in October 2010 has built up an impressive record and ‘The Bomber’ as he is now known, is making life difficult for matchmaker and manager Richard Poxon of Hatton Promotions. Even with the level of opposition (Only 3 have had losing records) 9 have been destroyed and stopped, the other 2 (Aleksei Tsatiasvili & Yahueni Abdurazakau) suffered lopsided points defeats, so it isn’t hard to see why Etches has become a huge fans favorite.
So what do we know about Adam Etches?
Born in Sheffield on 26th January 1991, Etches started out as a kickboxer and won various titles and trophies but soon decided boxing was a more viable career option for him. After reaching the ABA semi-finals in 2009 he was asked by Hatton Promotions Head of Boxing Richard Poxon to turn professional.
Now a firm member of the world famous Ingle Gym, big things are expected from Etches and there are some huge potential fights, domestically, with the likes of Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr (where do we start with this one?) once he gets past Abramenka.
Etches has been looking for the fight with Eubank Jr for a while; however it appears Chris Eubank Jr is unwilling to step up to the challenge – If you believe everything you read on twitter..
“I’ve wanted the fight for a long time and I still want it, but I can’t hang around for him when a chance like this has come up. In fact him turning the fight down as kind of been a blessing in disguise, because I’ve now got a title fight. I’m sure me and Eubank Jnr will fight at some point and the longer we leave it, the bigger it will be, but I can’t think too much about him now because if I overlook this guy (Abramenka) then I’ll come unstuck and end up missing out on the fights I want in the future.” said Etches
I, for one, am excited by what I’ve seen of Etches, and will be ringside for his first professional title challenge against Andrei Abramenka on April 13th and there are still a limited number of tickets for the fight remaining but with Sheffield fight fans getting really excited for their new rising star, I wouldn’t hang around to snap one up, as Etches says “I’ve always had good support from the people of Sheffield and I hope they’ll come out and get behind me again for this fight.”
It’s going to be interesting why it lasts, but the smart money is on an Adam Etches stoppage inside 6 rounds.
The Ponds Forge bill will also see fast-rising Chesterfield lightweight Scott Jenkins engage in a six round bout against international opposition.
The show is being staged by Richard Poxon in support of the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care.
Tickets are available from Etches Box Office 07969835407 priced at £30 standard, £50 ringside and £70 ringside.
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