Sheffield’s Adam Etches thrives on pressure

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ADAM Etches is expected to win tonight - and in style.

The undefeated Sheffield middleweight faces unheralded Venezuelan Alejandro Heredia looking for his 11th pro win his sixth stoppage on the trot.

It would be a major upset if Spain-based Heredia triumphs. His record reads eight wins, three draws and 10 losses.

But Etches, who is joint headlining the show, which takes place at Norton’s Double Tree by the Hilton Hotel to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer Charity, with pal Scott Jenkins, is guarding against complacency.

“I am not going to take him lightly, especially as he has drawn his last two fights,” said the 21-year-old. “He doesn’t look a world beater on paper but he is no mug. But I am younger and fresher so he should not cause me too many problems.”

Eight of Etches 10 victories have come by knockout and the youngster, who trains at the Ingle’s Wincobank gym, admits: “I want to be looking for the KO every time because that’s what people want to see. The public want to be entertained. But I have to go for it in a controlled manner and not do anything stupid.”

Lightweight Jenkins takes on Youssef Al Hamidi in his eighth pro bout.