Two Sheffield boxers are preparing for a fight outside the ring as they take each other on at the Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield.
Adam ‘The Bomber’ Etches and Scott ‘Hot Shot’ Jenkins are set to complete the 13.1 mile challenge on April 12 to raise money for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Unbeaten light middleweight Adam and Scott, who fights at lightweight, are tackling a series of events as part of the Let’s KO Cancer campaign for the hospital’s specialised teenage unit.
The event has already sparked some friendly rivalry between the pair, who are both ambassadors for the cancer charity.
Scott, aged 23, said: “We already do a fair bit of running as part of our training and I’m really looking forward to the event.
“My aim is to raise as much money as possible for such a great cause and beat Adam into the bargain.”
Adam, aged 24, said: “I’m sure it’s going to be a great day and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m delighted to be running in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, which does so much fantastic work and hopefully people will really get behind us.”
Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer.
The teenager cancer unit looks after youngsters aged 16 to 25. The Let’s KO Cancer campaign aims to raise £20,000 for it.
Charity fundraiser Sarah Cross said: “We are incredibly grateful to Adam and Scott for taking on the all new half marathon in support of the cancer charity.
“As ambassadors, we hope that their involvement will help increase awareness of the vital work of Weston Park Hospital and urge more people to step out on the day as part of Team Weston Park.”
n To enter go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com, while to enter the junior runs go to www.runforall.com