Boxing: Ricky Hatton tips Sheffield pair to make breakthrough

Scott Jenkins v David Martin Campillo - Ponds Forge 26/04/14
Scott Jenkins v David Martin Campillo - Ponds Forge 26/04/14
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British boxing hero Ricky Hatton believes his unbeaten Sheffield duo are on the verge of breaking through domestically.

Etches and Jenkins both won by technical knockout on Saturday night at Ponds Forge against foes with winning records and plenty of fight in them.

Adam Etches v Felipe De La Paz Teniete - Ponds Forge 26/04/14

Adam Etches v Felipe De La Paz Teniete - Ponds Forge 26/04/14

As their promoter, Hatton monitors their progress closely. He said afterwards: “I think both of the lads are just one or two fights away from the big fights.

“Adam is maybe a little bit further on in his development than Scott but they are both getting there.”

Intake light-welter Jenkins stopped game Spaniard David Martin Campillo but he had to have patience and faith in his tactics.

Jenkins’ plan of forcing Campillo onto the ropes and working from there finally paid off in the fifth.

Exchanges of this nature were frequent throughout the fight but the pace eventually became too quick for the Mallorca-man.

Birley middleweight Etches took a round longer to get shut of Mexican Felipe De la Paz Teniente.

Had the two been racing then Etches looked odds on to beat Jenkins to an earlier night.

Teniente had goaded Etches in the second but his smiles were replaced with grimaces a round later when he was decked twice by a smart combination and a body shot.

Tough guy Teniente managed to get by the next few rounds on the backfoot but Etches caught up with him in the sixth to win the WBC World Youth title.

Hatton Promotions brought an international flavour to the venue with some all-foreign clashes.

A cut was the best thing that could have happened to the international heavyweight clash between Aussie brute Lucas Browne and French-Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli.

Forced into swinging due to a cut on the right eye, Browne took Bahoeli out of the fight in the fifth round with a nasty uppercut.

Kazakh Zhanat Zhakiyanov earlier wrenched the European bantamweight title off of Karim Guerfi with a thunderous right hand that will go some way to earning him a world title fight.

Ingle-handled Leo D’Erlanger, from Oxfordshire, earned a 39-37 points win over Scot Ryan McNicol in their third meeting.

Amateur Waleed Din could not successfully defend his 49kg senior ABA title as he exited the competition narrowly at the semi-final stage in Liverpool.

Din, of Sheffield Lane Top ABC, went out to a split decision to Cameroon-born Thomas Essomba.

Essomba boxed in the 2012 Olympics but sought and won British asylum following the Games.

Doncaster Plant representative Reece Mould also went out at the semi final stage to number one 56kg seed Qais Ashfaq.

Super-featherweight professional Kas Hussain went down to a points loss in Liverpool against the unbeaten Ryan Moorehead.