JUNIOR Witter remains the most difficult Ingle fighter to out-manoeuvre - despite the fact he has just turned 38.
That’s the view of unbeaten prospect Adam Etches, who is 17 years Junior’s junior.
He has sparred at the famous Wincobank gym that features the likes of Witter - who is trying to reclaim a British title on May 12 - Kid Galahad and the city’s boxing poster boy Kell Brook.
Etches fights Bulgrarian greenhorn Borislav Zankov at Meadowhead, tonight, intent on improving his own record. And he believes the sparring he has enjoyed at the Ingles will help him achieve that and far greater things.
“Junior is the hardest one to spar with because he is so awkward,” says the Birley bomber. “Kell is the best they have down there but I find it harder against Junior. It’s all about styles. I like to stand and have a fight but Junior is so unorthodox you’ve no idea what he’s doing. Kell might find Junior pretty easy now but I find him hard to get on top of.”
Generally, Etches admits he is not a fan of Witter’s style but says: “He throws punches from all angles, places nobody else can. He might not be world class now but he can give anybody a hard time because of the way he boxes.”
Etches complemented Galahad as a “brilliant fighter.” He said: “Technically he is tidy all round, his movement and work rate are good and he isn’t easy to hit.
“Maybe his power is a problem but that might come because he’s only 22 and is still developing.”
Galahad takes on Brampton’s Josh Wale at Hillsborough, on the May 12 bill shared with Witter, who faces Colin Lynes.
Crookes light heavyweight Carl Wild will not defend his Central Area title against John Anthony tomorrow, as planned, after the Doncaster man withdrew. Wild now fights Derbyshire’s Elvis Dube.