A Bulgarian battle for duo

Adam Etches and Sheffield matchmaker Richard Poxon
Adam Etches and Sheffield matchmaker Richard Poxon

Unbeaten Sheffield fighters Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins have travelled 1,700 miles to keep their names in the boxing spotlight.

The pair are competing tomorrow in Vratsa, Bulgaria in a show which will be televised on Box Nation and Eurosport.

Boxing in some foreign countries can be perceived as an unwelcome risk.

But middleweight Etches, who faces Latvian Andrejs Loginovs only sees the positives.

“The trip will broaden our experience, it’s all part of the learning curve” he said. “It might not be the MGM Grand in Vegas, but these are the things you must do to get there. And more exposure on TV is always good. There is always a risk but we just need to do what we always do. ”

Lightweight Jenkins faces Rakhim Mingaleyev from Uzbekistan.