UNDEFEATED lightweight prospect Scott Jenkins is in a rush to get to the top...
His training includes gruelling, weekly runs up hills around the famous Surprise View near the Peak District village of Hathersage.
The route is one accorded revdered by walkers, runners and cyclists alike.
“It’s an absolute killer” admitted Scott who aims to continue his impressive run at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge centre this Saturday.
“It just goes on and on and you think you’ll never get there.
“After the first couple of goes I decided that no matter how I paced myself, I was going to suffer. So I thought why not get it over with as quickly as possible.
“So now, I warm up, stretch, and then fly up it as quick as I can! I get plenty of funny looks from walkers and cyclists as I go absolutely flat out.”
“Its a hill that seems to just go on forever.
“Every time you round a bend you think ‘yes, its the last one’..... but it never is. By the time I reach the top I’m almost out of it, but that feeling you get when you’ve done it is fantastic” said the 22-year-old, who was born in Chesterfield.
“Doing these runs gives me absolute belief in my fitness. I don’t think many could keep up with me but I’m open to any challenges”
Jenkins trains with Grant Smith at the Steel City Pro-Am Gym and Smith has been taken aback by the speed Jenkins manages on the hostile, hilly terrain.
“I always let Grant know my times and even though he won’t say it, I reckon he’s impressed by the speed I go up in.”
“I’m in great shape right now and I can’t wait for Saturday” added Scott who faces unbeaten Belarussian Sergey ‘Rambo’ Kisel in a six round contest.
Jenkins has eight straight wins, Kisel has three.
Also on the bill is Sheffield’s Adam “Bomber” Etches in his first title fight.
The middleweight is seeking his 12th straight win in his first fight of 2013.
Also on the card is Sam O’Maison, Atif Shafiq, Leigh Wood and Callum Hancock.
The event is sold out.