Scott Jenkins to fight on March 24th

SCOTT JENKINS has revealed he has had a one-to-one training session with Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton. And the prospect hopes he will reap the benefits when he bids for his fourth professional win at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena on Saturday March 24.

Jenkins, 21, boxes a four rounder against a selected opponent on the undercard of Gary Buckland’s British super-featherweight title defence against Paul Truscott.

The youngster who comes from the Steel City, but now lives near Chesterfield is trained by his work boss, Grant Smith and dad Lee.

Scott said: “I have been over to Ricky’s gym for one session where he took me on the body bag and gave me a hard circuit.

“I really enjoyed it and if I could get some sponsorship to help finance me I would love to go across to Manchester once or twice a week for a circuit.”

Jenkins is currently in bed at 7.30pm every evening and up at 5.30am to go for an early morning run.

After breakfast he works as a fitter for Grant Smith Kitchens from 7.30am-2pm. Then he and his boss knock off for gym work.

Unbeaten Scott who expects to sell 400 tickets for his contest added: “Grant is brilliant with me and like a second dad to me. I see more of him then my dad.

“He drives me all over the place for sparring and arranged work so we finish early.

“Grant is a bit of a Brendan Ingle type trainer and is brilliant at technical work. My dad likes getting me throwing uppercuts.

“I am getting the best of both worlds with them both looking after me and I feel I’m improving with each fight.”

Fellow ticket sellers Adam Etches is also in action on the Sky Sports televised card and other hopefuls boxing include unbeaten heavyweight Richard Towers, Belarusian sensation Sergey Rabchenko, Carl Bell, Jason Cunningham and Jack Perry.

Boxing starts at 6.15pm and the remaining few tickets are priced at £35 general admission, £55 floor seating, £75 ringside and £100 VIP Ringside. You can buy by calling The Hatton Box Office 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991, any boxer on the bill or online


The stable at Coldwell Boxing continues to grow with the addition of Lancashire welterweight Mark Thompson. Despite having a two-year break from the ring, his new promoter David Coldwell is confident about his latest signing’s future and does not want to waste any time.

“He’ll be making his debut for Coldwell Boxing at ‘The Big Bang’ in Liverpool on April 14th in a six-rounder and then we’ll be looking to get him back out on a show in May which we’re just finalizing.

He’s done his apprenticeship and after he shakes off the cobwebs I wouldn’t hesitate in putting him in with either Colin Lynes or Junior Witter who are soon to be fighting for the British welterweight title.

I’m very excited about working with Mark. He’s an explosive puncher as his pedigree shows. He’s a fantastic signing and we’re looking to push him into title contention.

He’s got the desire and after talking to him he’s ready to take on the challenge and he’s excited about us pushing him into British and hopefully European title fights.”

Thompson 23-1 (14) was last seen in action against Kevin McIntyre in a British eliminator in 2010 which he won with a unanimous points decision and by the end of 2012 he’s looking to be back at that sort of level.

“I wanna have the British or Commonwealth title or even bypass them to European level by the end of the year. Coldwell Promotions have got everything going for them and Dave Coldwell is on the up. You see what he’s doing for the likes of David Barnes and I want a part of that,” Thompson said.

Mark Thompson’s comeback is part of a stacked card headlined by the British light heavy weight title clash between Tony Bellew and Danny McIntosh on April 14th.

The bill also sees local lad John Watson continue his comeback against Jason Cook. And in an intriguing, evenly matched contest unbeaten light heavyweight Matty Clarkson locks horns with former Commonwealth title challenger Jeff Evans. As well as this the emerging talent of Nathan Brough, Scotty Cardle, Hosea Burton and Andy Colquhoun will look to continue their development in the professional ranks.

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

or the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400

Article posted on 06.03.2012

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