Sheffield boxers get behind cancer charity

Super featherweight Scott Jenkins - promoting Weston Park.
Super featherweight Scott Jenkins - promoting Weston Park.

Hot prospects Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins say they are honoured to have been selected as ambassadors for Sheffield’s Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Etches, 22, said: “I’m overwhelmed. Although I’m doing well, I’m still only a novice and so it’s nice to be able to do something that only people like Jessica Ennis usually get asked to do. The more I progress, the more awareness I can get for a brilliant cause.”

The pair have already played a big role in helping matchmaker Richard Poxon raise more than £23,000 for the charity through shows.

Jenkins, 22, said: “We’ve been involved in Richard’s charity shows for three years and it’s always good to help out. “Getting asked to become an ambassador is something I’m proud of.”

As well as offering a chance to get make more people take notice of Weston Park Cancer Charity, their next fights in October (on the undercard of Kell Brook’s clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko at Sheffield’s Arena on October 26) will potentially increase their fan bases further.

“It’s an opportunity for me to box in front of a big crowd, put on a good performance and convert a few more general boxing fans into my fans” Etches, who has won ten of his 12 victories by knockout, said.

“I’ve always want to box at the Arena and I hope to top the bill there in my own right one day.”