Adam Etches' barmy army will take over Bolton on Friday night when the Sheffield teenager has his second professional contest.
Despite being new to the professional game, Etches is fast becoming one of the biggest ticket sellers in professional boxing. He has sold more than 250 tickets for his light-middleweight four rounder against Ian Johnson at the Reebok Stadium.
Etches said: “I have sold bundles of tickets and I think quite a few more will be paying on Friday night at the venue. I know most of the people coming individually and I hope my style will help win over fans from all over the country, not just in Sheffield.”
The clash takes place on the undercard of Matthew Hatton’s European welterweight title defence against unbeaten Swiss star Roberto Belge.
The 19-year-old stopped Lester Walsh inside two rounds on his professional debut last month, displaying immense promise and hopes for a repeat against Johnson.
Etches had more than 100 kick boxing fights and manager Richard Poxon added: “Adam is still very young and we will take our time with him. He trains so hard and doesn’t mind travelling across to Hatton Health and Fitness most day to train.
“Eventually all the hard work and determination will pay off and he will be the next Sheffield boxing superstar. There have been some great role models from the area and Adam is someone kids will look up to when they get to know him.”
On the Bolton bill, Commonwealth middleweight champion Martin Murray aims to become a double champion when he tees off with Brazil’s former world title challenger Carlos Nascimento for the vacant WBA international crown.
On the same bill, Bury’s impressive WBA international champion Scott Quigg will be bidding for his 21st consecutive win, but faces good Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassou – his toughest opponent to date.
The rest of the undercard features some of Hatton Promotions talented prospects including Matty Askin, Tasif Khan, Dean Halsall and Beijing Olympian Joe Murray.
Hatton Promotions latest talent stacked show is certain to sell-out but you can get your tickets £75 (Ringside), £50 and £30 from 0161 775 7500, www.ticketline.co.uk
There is limited number of corporate packages – price on request.
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