Dronfield/Sheffield banger Adam Etches is ready to share Kell Brook’s spotlight

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The last time Adam Etches boxed on a Kell Brook undercard at Sheffield Arena everything went swell - particularly his opponent’s jaw.

The power-packed middeweight won and so did Kell in his main event. It was a one-two combination.

Adam Etches, left, with sparring partner  Sergey Rabchenko

Adam Etches, left, with sparring partner Sergey Rabchenko

Now both men aim to do the same again on March 28 at the venue when Brook defends his IBF world title against Jo Jo Dan and Etches faces Sergey Khomitsky.

Back in 2013 Etches threw so many bombs at Alexander Mendes, he retired after one round.

“The kid I was fighting he was 10+0 with 9 Kos” recalled Etches. “Don’t get me wrong the kids who he fought weren’t up to much. But anyone who has had 10 fights and knocked nine out is very dangerous.

“I just thought the last I want to be doing is give this guy any sort of a chance or any hope he is going to win the fight. I destroyed him.”

Etches was in the ring directly before Brook stopped Vyacheslav Senchenko. “The Arena was booming, the fans were brilliant as always, it was a really good night.

“When you are world champion and you have done everything these are the things you remember, coming in these venues being on the undercard.

Admas first fight was a a ‘float’ on a Bolton bill. “Now I’m chief support to Kell at Sheffield Arena, it’s all about making progress and keeping winning.”

The middleweight is not far away from headlining my own show, he said. “The support I get is amazing so hopefully get a few more out of the way I will be ready.”

As for Brook, Etches says: “Kell is a very strong-minded person and if he puts his mind to something he can do it.

“Will the stabbing (on holiday, Sept 2014) have had an affect on him? He is the type of kid that will brush it off and it could make him fight better than usually does.

“But there’s no such thing as easy world title fight, only need to do is ask Shawn Porter.”

“Kell went to America against odds, not many people gave him a chance of beating Shawn Porter and Kell ripped the belt of him.

“That is what Jo Jo Dan is going to try to do against Kell, but I don’t think it is going to happen.”

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