Sheffield boxing went on a European roadshow over the weekend with two wins coming overseas.
Big-selling duo Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins even took fans to Vratsa in Bulgaria on their promoter Ricky Hatton’s bill and both had an easy night’s work to stay undefeated.
Middleweight Etches beat Latvian Andrejs Loginovs in just two rounds. The punch that landed looked quite innocuous but the Latvian failed to beat the count to give Birley’s Etches 12 KO wins from 14.
Intake lightweight Jenkins beat 46-year-old Rakhim Mingaleyev from Uzbekistan. Mingaleyev was once a tough journeyman on the scene but a mixture of Jenkins’ strength and father time saw a premature end.
Jenkins put Mingaleyev down three times to force a retirement after four rounds of punishment. Jenkins is now 11-0 (6kos).
Ex-world champion Junior Witter was also in need of his passport as he made his 50th pro outing in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart in Germany.
Witter was against the highly-rated welterweight Timo Schwarzkopf and got a draw according to one judge, but the other two had it wider to give the Albanian a majority verdict.
Closer to home, light-heavyweight Lee Duncan made a successful return after two years out with a 59-56 win over the previously unbeaten Tomi Tatham in Blackpool. Barnsley welterweight Jamie Zaszlos went down on points to Shane Watson in Southampton.