VIDEO Sheffield boxing: Adam Etches wants to excite on Kell Brook undercard

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Only three out of 18 have boxers gone the distance with Adam Etches, the others were all stopped in their tracks before the final bell.

And that is one of the reasons why the Sheffielder has sold more 1,000 tickets for his next contest.

Adam Etches and Star boxing writer Bob Westerdale

Adam Etches and Star boxing writer Bob Westerdale

And he hopes to make another early night when he takes on Sergey Khomitsky on the Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan world title defence Arena undercard on March 28.

“I will always go in to knock someone out, every time” he says. “You get people say it’s not all about knocking people out but that’s why people come to watch me box.

“I understand you cannot always knock everybody out but I am always in there to do just that. If by chance someone can survive I have to make sure I am fit enough and box clever enough to get through it, but I am going to try to keep knocking people out.”

Etches is prepared for all eventualities against a Ukrainian who KO’d Frank Buglioni, went the distance with Martin Murray and Ryan Rhodes and ended Jamie Moore’s career.

“He drew with Nick Blackwell but a lot of people thought he had won, and he stopped Buglioni, so he has got good credentials. Blackwell is of a decent British level but if you want to go better than that you have to beat kids like Khomitsky, show you are above British level.

“Khomitsky is dangerous, he won’t be coming here to lose, he’s boxed and beat other decent kids and the ones he has lost to it has always been narrow. To be fair nobody had given his a chance against people he has boxed, your Martin Murray and Ryan Rhodes, but he knocked out Jamie Moore, ended his career.”

On the night, he added: “The atmosphere is going to be mega. I just have to make sure I get in there and don’t do something silly.”