ADAM ETCHES has a simple message to the army of fans who turned out in their hundreds to see him lose his unbeaten record last Saturday – “Make no mistake, I’ll be back, only better.”
After a showreel KO last Saturday (March 28) when he was flattened by Sergey Khomitsky, Dennis Hobson believes Sheffield’s Adam Etches needs to evaluate the setup around him if he is to progress further in the sport.
Kell Brook returned home to Sheffield tonight to successfully defend his IBF World welterweight belt against Jo Jo Dan, with a 4th round stoppage.
Once more the undercard was packed with a host of live fighters, very much fixated on progression and eager to impress on such an important night.
Sergey Khomitsky KO4 Adam Etches
Brit basher and veteran Belarusian middleweight Sergey Khomitsky once more brought his bucket of water with him to Sheffield and gleefully doused the home faithful’s hopes once more, knocking out home favourite Adam Etches in the 4th round of their IBF international middleweight title fight.
One look at the shows undercard further illustrates Eddie Hearn’s commitment to his value for money model that gives some of Britain’s most exciting fighters a platform to grow and earn in the public eye.
Here we will review the highlights of an undercard stacked in significance and local interest, which will see a raucous atmosphere assured.
SERGEY KHOMITSKY says the only place Adam Etches will stop him is in his dreams, and he’ll give the young Brit a rude awakening when they clash at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night (March 28).
SHEFFIELD puncher Adam ‘The Bomber’ Etches is getting stylish and doing his bit for charity thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Pellicano Menswear.
The London-based brand will be supplying him with formal and casual wear to ensure he’s as sharp out of the ring as in it. Pellicano has also worked with Adam to produce a limited range of Italian shirts, with 20% of sales going to the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Adam has been an ambassador for the charity since 2013 and has helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for its teenage cancer unit.
ADAM ETCHES says he’ll do what Martin Murray and Frank Buglioni couldn’t and stop Sergey Khomitsky.
In a career spanning 16 years, the Belarusian has only failed to hear the final bell three times, with middleweight superstar Gennady Golovkin being the only man to legitimately take him out.
Thankfully, ‘temporarily’ is the operative term here and a year, which started in disappointment, has turned full circle with a series of announcements and upcoming events that have the fans purring and the vehicle moving forward once more.
Around this time last year I wrote about 3 heavyweights that would have a big 2014 – Lucas Browne, Derek Chisora & Deontay Wilder.
Each had a year of differing success or non success. Wilder is about to fight for the WBC heavyweight title, Browne is trying to angle himself a shot at the WBA interim and Chisora is at a crossroads, perhaps his last crossroads..
This year I have picked just 2 fighters both British boxers who I think will have a huge year and possibly could be in world title contention in 12 months time maybe even sooner.
They are are Dillain Whyte & Adam Etches.
ADAM ETCHES’s New Year’s resolution is to win titles, titles and more titles.
The hard-hitting Sheffield middleweight bolstered his world ranking by adding the IBF International and WBC Youth crowns to his collection in 2014.