SHOULD a successful career in boxing not materialise, Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins can always become salesmen.
There are no signs yet that cold calling would suit them better, though, after the youngsters packed Ponds Forge on Saturday night and backed up their extraordinary ticket sales (1,000 between them) with impressive wins.
Intake super-featherweight Jenkins offered great value for money to his fans.
Adrian Fuzesi from Glyn Rhodes’ stable dropped Jenkins with a short right hand after dominating the first round.
Credit then to Jenkins who rallied to force Rhodes into retiring his man in the corner ahead of the fourth and final round. Jenkins abandoned defence and frequently forced Hungarian Fuzesi on to the ropes with an array of shots.
Jenkins said: “He caught me square on but once I got into my rhythm I was in control of the fight.
“I went out all guns blazing knowing that I was behind 10-8.
“Believe it or not I have been working on my defence but it all went out of the window because I had to chase the win and thankfully it paid off.”
Bulgarian Stilian Kostov proved to be cannon fodder for ‘Birley Bomber’ Etches.
The light-middleweight got rid of Kostov with a series of ferocious body shots that promoter Ricky Hatton would have been proud of.
Kostov was downed twice in the second by left hands to the mid-section and after dropping to one knee after a right on the other side, referee Howard Foster called an end to proceedings a round later.
Heavyweight Richard Towers also remains unbeaten after he stopped American Harold Sconiers.
Towers was in no rush for an early night’s work but when the finish came he took it emphatically.
After early pace-setting from Towers, a big shot to the body in the fifth made Sconiers yelp in agony. Towers then followed this up with another punch that sent Sconiers tumbling and Foster’s arms waving.
Doncaster bantamweight Jason Cunningham remains unbeaten after a routine points win over Ryan McNicol. Rotherham cruiserweight Karl Bell’s ‘0’ was lost to Courtney Owen on points.