Boxing: Scott vows to wow home fans
The Birley lightweight is desperate to put in a stellar performance in his own backyard when he meets Spaniard David Martin Campillo at Ponds Forge Arena tonight.
“I’ve got a lot of loyal fans; I want to win and put on a good show against Campillo to reward the people who’ve paid their hard-earned money to come and watch me,” he told The Star. “It’s going to be another step up for me.
“I’ve watched clips of him on YouTube and he’s an aggressive fighter. I will need to be cute and pick my shots well.”
Jenkins, aiming to fight for titles before the end of 2014, is acutely aware he needs to improve his defence if he is to continue moving up the rankings.
“You are always learning as a fighter and I have to keep making every department better,” said Jenkins, who is undefeated in 12 bouts, recording six knock outs. “I’ve got to work on everything but certainly my defence. I do neglect it.
“I like to go into the ring, get the job done and not think about being hit. I go in thinking about smashing my opponent so my defence sometimes goes out of the window.
“He [Campillo] will throw a lot of punches so I need to make sure my defence is tight.”
Jenkins and his stablemate Adam Etches are in action tonight. Etches faces Felipe De La Paz Teniente for the vacant WBC youth middleweight crown.
The show is headlined by Lucas Browne, who takes on Eric Martel Bahoeli for the vacant Commonwealth title.
Tickets are priced at £35 general admission, £55 reserved floor seats, £75 ringside and £100 VIP ringside. Ring 07747 474701. Doors open at 6.15pm.