Sheffield boxer toasts ring triumph

Sheffield-born boxer Scott Jenkins and his girlfriend Laura Down celebrate his latest knock-out win with a night of entertainment at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.
Sheffield-born boxer Scott Jenkins and his girlfriend Laura Down celebrate his latest knock-out win with a night of entertainment at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.
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His star might be on the rise, but a Sheffield boxer stayed local when he celebrated his latest win.

Scott Jenkins enjoyed a night on the tiles at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium to mark his win over rival Antonio Rodriguez.

Thousands of people packed out the Motorpoint Arena to watch the 22-year-old’s knockout triumph over the Spaniard.

The lightweight boxer, nicknamed Hot Shot, was invited to his sponsor to mark the victory, which meant he kept his unbeaten professional record.

Despite starting out just two years ago, Scott boasts a record of 10 wins from 10 fights, registering five knockouts in the process.

Scott, who is also part of Ricky Hatton’s stable of talent Hatton Promotions, said: “Having a night out at Owlerton was the perfect way to celebrate my win at the weekend. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me so far since the start of my professional career.”

John Gilburn, managing director at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “Scott is Sheffield-born talent and we’re extremely proud to continue to sponsor him as he develops into one of the country’s most promising young boxers.”