Thursday night, at the Park Hotel, Sheffield (Chesterfield), Richard Poxon hosted a ‘sell-out’ Charity Fund-raising Fight-night and Dinner show. The 3-card event featured local Sheffield boxers and raised money for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
The main event saw Adam ‘The Bomber’ Etches make short work of Bobby Wood of Walsall in a scheduled 4-round Middleweight Contest. With big crowd support Etches confidently started the opener and - landing a body-shot – looked delighted to see Wood take to his knee. Wood was counted out while rising to his feet – by Referee Michael Alexander mid-way through the first round. A quick finish for a jubilant Etches!
Etches improves to 4 wins (3 by KO), while Wood drops to 4 wins 9 losses (4 by KO).
Debutant ‘Hot Shot’ Scott Jenkins had a testing first outing against experienced ‘Dirty’ Dan Carr of Trowbridge in their Lightweight Contest. Referee Alexander was kept busy administering warnings and Carr sustained a nick to the forehead mid-way through the contest. Carr dips low and Jenkins targets with lefts and rights to the head. A messy fight at times but a good win for the new pro.
Jenkins notches up his first pro-win on points 40-36.
Carr drops to 1 win 16 losses (1 by KO).
Light-Heavyweight - Carl Wild faced late opponent Elvis Dube of Derby. Shinfields boxer – Dube, landed notable uppercuts to his taller opponent in the first round. Both men work in close during the second and Dube uses the uppercut again with Wild throwing the left and right to the head. A bit of a scrap followed in the remaining rounds with ‘Born 2 B’ Wild securing the points win 40-37.
Wild improves to 10 wins (1 by KO) 15 losses (4 by KO) and 3 draws, while Dube drops to 3 wins (2 by KO) 10 losses (2 by KO).
A great night-out for attendees! With Ricky Hatton, MBE, and Ryan Rhodes (just back from Mexico) putting in an appearance, aswell as Former Football Stars - Chris Waddle and John Sheridan.
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